Have you ever experienced back pain? At some point in time, we all have! A common cause of lower back pain is your poor back posture. Yes, something as simple as that can lead to significant problems.
Your lower back tissues weaken when an unsupported posture puts stress on your spine, and as a result, your back's complicated network of muscles, discs, and joints is strained past its bearable limit, creating discomfort.
Most people don't know how poor posture can result in back pain. But this means you can effectively treat back pain by improving your posture.
Physiotherapy for Your Poor Posture
A physiotherapist can help you deal with poor posture back pain; they will recommend /PT strategies/exercises and tell you how to correct your posture for effective back pain relief.
A few PT strategies to help you prevent back pain by developing a healthy posture are as follows:
Maintaining your head balanced above your spine and looking straight ahead when walking is critical. Maintain a straight spine and relax your shoulders. Land on your heel and then roll forward slowly to push off the front of your foot.
A physiotherapist will help you with walking straight and without any postural defect.
Use Lifting Techniques Carefully
If your job involves lifting heavy objects regularly, following proper lifting techniques is essential. Especially when lifting, you can get back pain from bad posture.
Without using the right technique, you will hurt your back. While lifting any heavy object, you must not bend down; rather, sit down and use your legs to lift the heavy object, not your back.
If you use your back, you run the risk of hurting it in the long run.
Modifying Your Posture for Daily Work
Having good posture doesn't apply only when we're standing up or sitting down; it applies to everything we do.
Typically, a physiotherapist will tell you how to maintain good posture while doing simple everyday tasks. If you follow these instructions, you will not only reduce the risk of back pain, but it is beneficial for your entire body.
Enhancing Flexibility and Strength
Maintaining good posture throughout is not as simple as you think; it requires some amount of effort.
With the appropriate PT strategies and exercises, you will build the strength and flexibility to do so, but remember, it will take quite some time. Be patient with yourself and continue practicing the recommended strategies.
Correcting Bad Postural Habits
Your habit of standing/sitting or doing anything with bad posture can affect you a lot. Many people who work at desks can suffer from these bad habits. Again, your physiotherapist will assess your lifestyle habits and provide a customized treatment plan.
How Will Posture Help You Relieve Back Pain?
Your spine is intended to work in a specific way. When you move, sit, or stand in ways that disrupt the proper position and function of your spine, you may end up with long-term problems. You can improve your posture and reduce back pain significantly with proper physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy can assist you in determining whether you are practicing good posture and developing safer movements to relieve your pain.