How does having poor posture actually result in back pain?

What an important question!

The British Medical Dictionary defines ‘posture’ as “the position or arrangement of the body and its limbs”. Therefore the term ‘bad posture’ may be used to describe somebody whose body and limbs are positioned or arranged unnaturally.

We are born with curves built into the structure of our skeletal frame, and by adulthood we have even more. However as we grow these curves are effected by life factors such as stress, sleeping positions and diet, and they can be forced to shift or lose their natural positions.

The additional pressure this puts onto the spine can result in a shift in balance within the body; this is a highly common cause of restricted mobility and muscular discomfort.

Spinal Touch is a therapeutic technique based on the principle that muscles have the ability to move bones and not vice versa. When your spine is out of alignment and your posture has been left compromised, Spinal Touch will stimulate the necessary muscles to rectify this.

Have a look at how simple it is…
Treating Back Pain with Spinal Touch

Knowing exactly where the correct on point on a muscle to stimulate is what makes Spinal Touch so effective. By rebalancing the body you can achieve full mobility and be rid of muscular discomfort.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Fatemeh

essential steps towards preventing back pain (part one of three)

Hello. Thanks for taking a look at my blog, this little post will help you to look after your back.

Here we go.

More than half of chronic back pain develops as a result of poor posture.

Please follow my daily tips towards correcting your posture. These simple exercises can be performed quickly and easily on a regular basis to help to register your new posture in your memory:

1. Stand up in front of a mirror, keep your head straight on your neck without tipping to one side, keep it there for 10 seconds and relax.

2. In front of a mirror, roll your shoulders backwards, relax them and keep them level to each other, hold for 10 seconds and relax.

3. Stand up straight, as if there was a string attached to the top of your head, pulling your hair up, hold it there for 10 seconds and relax.

4. Pull your chin back, as if you were double chinning yourself without bending your neck, hold it there for 10 seconds and relax.

5. Standing straight, pull your shoulders up towards your ears, hold them there for 10 seconds and relax.

6. Stand up straight and relax your arms by your sides so that the palms face forward, hold it there for 10 seconds and relax.

7. Pull your shoulder blades towards each other and gently push your chest out, hold it for 10 seconds and relax.

8. Stand so that your shoulders are in line with your hips and looking straight from the front, hold it there for 10 seconds and relax.

9. Watch your hips are inline, not tilted forwards, backwards or side to side, hold it there for 10 seconds and relax.

Please watch out for more of my tips to prevent back pain over the next week.