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Does posture affect back pain?

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Your posture does make a difference. First, analyze your posture. Stand with your heels against a wall. Your calves, buttocks, shoulders, and the back of your head should touch the wall. You should be able to slip your hand behind the small of your back. Now step forward and stand normally. If your posture changes, correct it right away. If you stand a lot at work, wear flat shoes with good arch support and get a box or step about 6 inches high to rest one foot on from time to time.

SOURCES: 

Oh, W.; Shim J. January/February 2004.  The Clinical Journal of Pain,

Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004. Outwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCES: 

Oh, W.; Shim J. January/February 2004.  The Clinical Journal of Pain,

Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004. Outwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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