Good posture is very important for a healthy back. Good posture and back support are critical to reduce back problems. A back support is especially important for patients who spend many hours sitting in an office chair or standing.
Overtime the lack of good posture and back support can add stain to the muscles of the back. The strain can also change the anatomical characteristics of the spine reacting to blocked blood vessels and nerves.
Good posture means keeping each part of the body in alignment; proper posture keeps all parts balanced and supported because people find themselves sitting, standing, bending and lying down so it is important to give your back a proper support.
The first step in proving posture is to examine oneself. Identify your posture when back pain occurs and what position you are in at that time.
Examples of bad posture can include:
• Carrying something heavy
• Wearing high-heeled shoes
• Keeping the head held too high
• Sleeping with a bad mattress
How to improve your posture
To improve your posture you should keep a record of when the pain begins and the position you feel the pain.
In order to maintain annealed support structure you should try to change positions frequently. One way to do this is to take breaks every two hours. Also try to stretch or walk for a few minutes.
Alignment of the body is very important. You should always be aware of the position of the back evenly distributing the weight of the body.
There are many posture friendly props and ergonomic office chairs to stop the strain from building up and keeping the load off the spine. Other options include foot rests and portable lumber supports.