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Doctor insights on: How To Correct Bad Posture In Adults

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Abnormal Posture (Definition)

Bad posture is usually related to bad habits. Try using a lumbar support when sitting in a chair to help keep your shoulders back and neck neutral. Another option is a posture support to wear under your clothes. Try focusing on exercises that strengthen the core muscles and muscles in your back, especially the muscles ...Read more


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What are ways to correct bad posture?

What are ways to correct bad posture?

Exercise: Bad posture is usually related to bad habits. Try using a lumbar support when sitting in a chair to help keep your shoulders back and neck neutral. Another option is a posture support to wear under your clothes. Try focusing on exercises that strengthen the core muscles and muscles in your back, especially the muscles between your shoulder blades. ...Read more

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How couldi correct my bad posture?

How couldi correct my bad posture?

See below: Poor posture alters the load across the back in an abnormal way. Occasionally, with certain diseases like ankylosing spondylitis or in severe osteoporosis, it can lead to permanent postural changes or deformities. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise is important especially core exercises like yoga &/or pilates. ...Read more

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I have bad posture. How can I correct?

I have bad posture. How can I correct?

Physical therapy: See a physical therapist or chiropractor. Practice standing with your back, heels, tush, and head against the wall & then slide up and down that wall. ...Read more

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What can I do correct bad posture and back pains?

What can I do correct bad posture and back pains?

Core: Core exercises like yoga and pilates and making sure that you have no hip flexion contractures. Cardiovascular exercise routines in addition to the above will help as can a routine stretching program. Spinehealth. Com and spineuniverse. Com are good resources. ...Read more

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Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Possibly: First you need a postural assessment to determine if your posture problems are based on scoliosis or spinal ligament. Pmr doc, physical therapy, or chiropractic can do this. Specific stretching and balancing exercises fm be added to correct and then maintain some issues. Yoga is general stretching, but not specifically targeted to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is the height measured by doctors correct or it can be affected by bad posture?

Is the height measured by doctors correct or it can be affected by bad posture?

It is as accurate as: The person taking the measurement with you being in the most erect and correct posture. It can be affected by poor posture. ...Read more

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Starting 2 develope a hunch on the back of the neck/back area from bad posture. Is there anything I can do 2 correct it, its really bothering & hurts?

"Dowager's hump": Not a medical diagnosis, but the folk term for such a hunch, and yes, it is related to bad posture but also can be familial (does your mother/GM have one?), from an injury, or could also indicate early osteoporosis. Practice better posture, get a clavicle brace to keep those shoulders back or wear a well padded backpack to do the same. Rolled towel between shoulders to sit or sleep. Attent-HUT!! ...Read more

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Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Not long term: There are a variety of braces that can be worn to "improve" posture problems; from fairly flexible to quite rigid. The problem is that they result in atrophy and stiffness which can ultimately worsen the problem. Strengthening of the core and postural exercises is much better. One should also get an exam and X-ray to make sure there is not an underlying spinal deformity. ...Read more

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How do I fix bad posture?

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. They can help you learn what good posture looks like and what exercises you need to do to attain a better posture. Once you get the "feel" of good posture, repeated attention to this will change your old patterns over time. ...Read more

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How can I fix bad posture?

Bad habits: Bad posture is simply a bad habit. You need to modify your "behavior" and consciously correct posture. Imagine balancing a book on your head when you walk/sit/stand. This is the best awareness exercise I know. Also, do you really have bad posture? Or is it scheuermann's kyphosis which is a structural deformity of your spine which can be mistaken for posture? Xrays or exam would help to determine. ...Read more

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How can you fix bad posture?

How can you fix bad posture?

Therapy: Go to a physical therapist to give you exercises to correct posture. Braces and even taping can sometimes be helpful to help re-train the spine. ...Read more

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How do you fix your bad posture?

How do you fix your bad posture?

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. They can help you learn what good posture looks like and what exercises you need to do to attain a better posture. Once you get the "feel" of good posture, repeated attention to this will change your old patterns over time. ...Read more

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How to fix my hunch /bad posture?

How to fix my hunch /bad posture?

Check it out and: Start the treatment, that teatment could physical therapy or could be surgery then therapy and could be abrace to wear to help correct the problem. ...Read more

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What are ways to fix bad posture?

What are ways to fix bad posture?

Core exercises: Core exercises will reinforce good posture while strengthening those muscles utilized to maintain that posture. Flexibility routines will also contribute to this. A simple routine is to pretend you are holding onto a twenty dollar bill between your buttocks as an exercise that can be done during everyday activities. ...Read more

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How do you fix life-long bad posture?

How do you fix life-long bad posture?

Postural exercise: It depends on the cause of the bad posture and the age of the patient. Younger patients with flexible spines can often be taught postural exercises by physical therapists than can correct poor posture. Fixed (non-flexible) deformities may be correctable with surgery. ...Read more

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What symptoms can bad posture cause?

Back/neck/leg pain: Bad posture can affect your neck, back, and even legs. Building strength of your back and neck will make holding your posture much easier. Look for postural exercises on line ...Read more

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What are some ways to fix bad posture?

Yoga physical therap: Yoga physical therapy pilates these will help flexible posture problems do to position awareness or weak ness stiff structural posture problems are evaluated by orthopedic spine surgeons. ...Read more

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Is W-sitting a bad posture for toddlers?

Yes: This is a posture some, mostly young girls find easy to get into. Many may sleep this way. However, that places some stress on the angle of the upper leg as it enters the pelvis and can delay the transition from pigeon toe to normal posture. I encourage parents to ask their kids to cross their legs in front, like an Indian chief or use a chair. Over time they are no longer able to do it. ...Read more

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What's a good routine to fix bad posture?

Core exercises: Core exercises will reinforce good posture while strengthening those muscles utilized to maintain that posture. Flexibility routines will also contribute to this. A simple routine is to pretend you are holding onto a twenty dollar bill between your buttocks as an exercise that can be done during everyday activities. ...Read more

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Is bad posture permanent or can it be fixed?

Sure: Posture can be changed if you joints are still flexible. Exercises and physical therapy can assist in the transformation. It takes a concerted effort and about 30-45 of conscious effort till the new "good" posture becomes an unconscious habit. ...Read more

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What're the effects of bad posture on the body?

What're the effects of bad posture on the body?

Neck & low back pain: Forward head posture (head is in front of shoulders) and slouching can put an undue stress on the spine (vertebrae/ muscles/ligaments) causing them to work overtime. This can accelerate degenerative changes and lead to neck and low back pain. Discuss with your md and consider a referral to a physical therapist to work on core stabilization exercises. Yoga and pilates can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix an unusually bad posture?

Yes: Poor posture can be address by an exercise program that focuses on stretching the tight muscles in your neck and chest, and strengthening the muscles in your upper back. See a physical therapist to get started ...Read more

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Can bad posture affect how you grow as a child?

Can bad posture affect how you grow as a child?

In short - yes: While very young child posture may be a mere reflection of any present musculoskeletal problems, the pre-teens and teenagers may have certain habits and behaviors that affect their physique. Stooping is common and leads to neck and back problems. Sitting on the floor in "reverse indian style" may lead to excessive lack of mobility of the hip joints. High heels lead to changed lordotic curvature. ...Read more

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What are negative health effects of bad posture?

See below: When we are using optimal posture, we allow our muscles, bones, ligaments and even organs to work optimally. Muscles are meant to have an optimal length at which they work most efficiently. When they are overstretched or shortened by poor posture, they do not work efficiently and pain often results. When the joints are not in good position, excessive pressures result which cause wear and tear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some tips on how to fix bad posture?

Can you tell me some tips on how to fix bad posture?

Exercise: Exercise your upper back, chest and shoulders-- the muscles then help pull your torso into better position. Also, sit without slouching. When walking, a friend told me that her skating coach told her to walk as if you had a string in the middle of the top of your head pulling you upward. (like walking balancing a book on the top of your head) Don't try to keep shoulders tense while doing this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs if you have a bad posture?

Can you tell me what occurs if you have a bad posture?

Pain elsewhere: Bad posture can lead to back pain and shoulder pain. It is very important to be conscientious about sitting up and standing straight ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more