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Bad Posture equals Backache


Sitting with a poor posture, places strain on the spine and associated ligaments, and cause misalignments to the spine.


Over time and repetition, the structures deform and surrounding muscles are forced to compensate, leading to chronic pain conditions. With knowledge of this process, it is natural to assume sitting up straight will solve the problem.


However, research has shown that sitting up right at 90 degrees causes the most spinal disc deviation, meaning the most strain is felt when perfectly straight.


In fact, the least spinal disc deviation is when a person is seated with a slight tilt backwards.

Furthermore, spinal movement is necessary to help rejuvenate spinal disc. Without movement (wearing a brace), the pressure is held in the same place and can cause wear and tear.

Thus, ideally people should sit:

  • With back supported

  • Slight tilt back

  • Feet on the floor

  • Take regular breaks


Consult am Osteopath about your back pain and have an individual treatment plan designed for your recovery.

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