When you have low back pain, try these steps to help you move from sitting to standing:
Slumping or slouching on its own may not cause low back pain, but after the back has been strained or injured, bad posture can make pain worse. "Good posture" generally means your ears, shoulders, and hips are in a straight line. If this posture causes pain, you may have another condition such as a problem with a disc or bones in your back.
A healthy back has three natural front-to-back curves that give the spine an "S" shape. Although the curves vary a lot from person to person, the right amount of curve for you is called your neutral position. See a picture of the spine that shows the natural curves.
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofAugust 11, 2014
Current as of: August 11, 2014
Author: Healthwise Staff
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