Why Posture Matters | Chiropractor for Low Back Pain in Fishers, IN
One of the most common questions we get in our clinic is in regards to proper sitting at the desk and low back pain. Here’s why posture matters!
Posture Habits Linked to Spine Health
So this spine model is a patient that’s actually facing that direction. And you’re looking at him from the side, there’s a series of curves that you should see in your back, you’ll notice the low back has an angle like this or a nice curve to it. When we lose that protective curb, the area between the bones, it’s called the disc starts to get stressed. And it can cause a lot of issues like sciatica, low back pain, even things like a disc bulge or rupture, that could lead to even a surgery. So we want to protect that curve by having really good posture. As I’m sitting here one of the things we don’t want to do is to let that belly just kind of sag like this. That’s what you see a lot of people do and they don’t even know they’re doing it. Then they’re just texting and moving all day long and on the computer, you want to keep your abs engaged and sit up nice and proper, but you want to relax your buttock muscles and your shoulder blades should be rolled back, chin tucked and you want your computer monitor eye level or slightly up. Dual monitors are better than the singular and avoid looking up and down all day because as you do that, you tend to want to continue going back into this position.
So check your ergonomic setup, any questions you have come see us at the clinic. You can even take a side picture we’ll be happy to critique that and help you out!