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How can you achieve good posture?

How can you achieve good posture?

Constant practice.: Use an ergonomic chair (avoid static posture, the key is to change postures to avoid loads on 1 tissue). Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Stretch your chest muscles and strengthen your upper back muscles. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Good Posture (Definition)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. To keep back pain to a minimum, notice the ways you sit, stand, and move, and see if there are ways to lessen the ...Read more


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What are the exact exercises for good posture?

What are the exact exercises for good posture?

Posture exercise: First try standing with your back firm against the wall. Place a book on your head for balance. Also, when sitting (the most likely cause of bad posture), straighten your shoulder and tilt your head while firming your stomach. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of good posture on the back?

What's the benefit of good posture on the back?

See below: Proper posture will reduce stress on the joints and discs of the neck and back. Poor poture over long period of time can accelerate the arthritic process of spine. ...Read more

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Does practicing good posture helps the deformity?

Need more info: Thank you for the question. Posture is important to both correct and avoid specific postural and functional deformities. However, without more infornation, its difficult to say what would benefit you specifically. Please let us know about your deformity to help define it better. Thank you! ...Read more

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How does good posture affect someone's overall health?

How does good posture affect someone's overall health?

See below: Proper posture will reduce stress on the joints and discs of the neck and back. Poor poture over long period of time can accelerate the arthritic process of spine. ...Read more

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How do I get good posture and how can I know if I have good posture?

Attetion to position: Look at your self in a mirror, front on and from the side. See if you look straifht up and down. Are you shoulders even? From the side, does you head rest infront of your body, do your shoulders round forward? If so stand up straight, head and shoulders slifhtly pulled back. Is your low back swayed? See a physical therapist for more assistance. ...Read more

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What do I do to remember to have good posture?

What do I do to remember to have good posture?

Balancing act: A good way to keep good posture is to imagine you have to balance a book on the top of your head while walking or sitting (practice with an actual book might help!) ...Read more

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For good posture, how high should our head be?

No known standard: Just high enough for your girlfriend to look up, not down (seriously, there is no uniform standard). ...Read more

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What do I do to remember to keep a good posture?

What do I do to remember to keep a good posture?

Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more

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How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

Tough!: Best bet is to have appropriate mattress (get fitted at a sleep center), and avoid pillows. Rather, use a "neck roll" or rolled hand towel to support your neck while sleeping. I like to "cradle" my head with two pillows on either side, but sleeping on my back increases my apnea, so I am obilgated to stay off it while sleeping--so be extra cautious if you have high blood pressure or snore heavily! ...Read more

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When I try and straighten up and I don't have good posture - my shoulder blades stick out! I find it irritating. Any suggestions?

When I try and straighten up and I don't have good posture - my shoulder blades stick out! I find it irritating. Any suggestions?

Spine nerve irritate: Bad posture leads to muscle tightness. If the muscles between the shoulder blades are very tight, it will make them stick out. You may also have neck nerve irritation problems leading to chronic spasm and tightness of muscles in those areas. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Why does maintaining good posture hurt my back?

Why does maintaining good posture hurt my back?

Because of weakness: Of the muscles mainly. U probably have had a bad posture all your life and now when you are trying to improve it, The muscles on the affected side will need to be strengthened, so as to be able to maintain the Correct posture. So early on for several weeks, till the muscles get stronger, you will experience some discomfort and pain.
Secret of Success is to continue and do not stop exercises.
GL. ...Read more

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How can I practice good posture and remember to sit straight?

Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more

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If I have a misaligned atlas can just good posture fix it eventually? If not what are some ways that could bring resolution to this problem?

Unlikely diagnosis: Have you had an MRI? What made you arrive at that diagnosis? I doubt that is the issue and no, posture will not resolve spinal issues such as that. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to have a good posture without having the discomfort of squishing your vagina?

Is there a preferred way to have a good posture without having the discomfort of squishing your vagina?

Practice being tall: Good posture is the curve of your spine and the position of your shoulders and chest enhanced by deep breath control. You do not need to squish your body parts, abdomen, or buttocks. The position of your foot arch and toes in your shoes will control your hips. Try walking toward a long mirror to practice your best posture. ...Read more

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How does good posture help with neck pain?

How does good posture help with neck pain?

See below: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. ...Read more

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Good posture promotes strong core muscles. Or is it vice versa?

Both: It's a two-way street. Strong core results in better posture. Better posture results in a stronger core. ...Read more

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Why do I have difficulty breathing when I try to sit or stand straight. I am someone who doesn't have good posture... I slough alot and im only 13.

Why do I have difficulty breathing when I try to sit or stand straight. I am someone who doesn't have good posture... I slough alot and im only 13.

Sorry...: HealthTap doctors are asked not to answer questions from individuals under 16 (you identified yourself as 13). Perhaps ask an adult to relay your question, and ask again. ...Read more

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Recent lay diagonised cervical spondylosis now having pain in lower and middle back on sitting on a good posture also what could be this?

Lumbar spondylosis: Cervical spondylosis is often reflective of degenerative changes in the spine. 32 is a bit early for that, but it can happen. These degenerative or arthritic changes can lead to pain. It is not uncommon to have these changes in more than one area of the spine. The lumbar spine is a common area and this can cause some of the symptoms that you have. If the problem persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm trying to have a good posture but it always seems like my head is reaching forward. I'm also having shoulders and neck pain. What can I do?

Hello. I'm trying to have a good posture but it always seems like my head is reaching forward. I'm also having shoulders and neck pain. What can I do?

Physical therapy: You should be evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. You may benefit from postural correction exercises and physical therapy.. ...Read more

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I had good posture before going to chiropractor so no change from that. Could manipulations have made me 2-3 inchs perm. Taller yrs after visits ended?

Dizzying Heights.: The accepted science is that once the growth centers present in bones, have closed, no more growth can occur. Not withstanding, height can vary, depending on time of day. The inter-vertebral discs change their thickness throughout the day. After lying in bed these discs can absorb fluid and become thicker, so you can be SLIGHTLY taller in the morning. However, this lofty elevation is soon lost. ...Read more

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How to keep a good posture with no spams & with strong, flexible&healthy muscles with getting older. I'm afraid about my parents (they don't love sport)?

How to keep a good posture with no spams & with strong, flexible&healthy muscles with getting older. I'm afraid about my parents (they don't love sport)?

Good Posture and----: Good posture is always good at any age, more so as you are getting old. Also good posture depends on preventing muscle spasm, and osteoporosis.These come from eating the right kind of food, taking calcium/vitamin supplements, regulat exercises including muscle strengthening and keep active at any age ...Read more

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Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this means your symptoms could be due an infection. Talk to you doctor to discuss these and other possibilities, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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How do I fight the fatigue I have due to lupus, or it may be from 12.5mg atenolol bid or even from postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome; eaither way how do I fight it? Otherwise feeling good...

Lupus fatigue: Yours is an excellent question. A wholistic approach to self-care is your best weapon. I'm sorry you have to struggle with this. Chronic inflammatory states definitely drain energy. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating lots of fruits and vegetables and avoiding foods that increase inflammation, like wheat and beef, exercising as tolerated and plenty of sleep help my lupus patients. Meditate also. ...Read more

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Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. I am getting a brain MRI just for completeness nothing specific. Will a non-contrast MRI be of value?

Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. I am getting a brain MRI just for completeness nothing specific. Will a non-contrast MRI be of value?

Yes: The non-contrast brain MRI is certainly useful to look for any structural lesions that could be the cause of your symptoms. There are many sequences that they do to look for stroke, white matter disease, mass lesions or CSF abnormalities. The contrasted scan is good for delineating a tumor. These can also be seen on the non-contrasted scans if they are large and special sequences are done. ...Read more

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DR diagnosis 15 yr ol girl, slim, good diet, not dehydrated with postural hypotension from heat. I know what it IS, but what would be root cause? Deficiency?

DR diagnosis 15 yr ol girl, slim, good diet, not dehydrated with postural hypotension from heat. I know what it IS, but what would be root cause? Deficiency?

Postural hypotension: It is not a deficiency. It is a state of your body. When you get hot, the normal response of your body to cool off is to dilate your skin blood vessels. This causes your blood pressure to drop. Then when you change position, especially if you stand up suddenly, your body can't maintain enough blood flow to your brain because it is all going to your skin to cool off. Now you feel dizzy or pass out. ...Read more

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What would cause postural hypotension triggered by heat in healthy 15 yr old girl. Not dehydrated, good diet, slim, exercise reg. Deficiency? Vitamin?

What would cause postural hypotension triggered by heat in healthy 15 yr old girl. Not dehydrated, good diet, slim, exercise reg. Deficiency? Vitamin?

Orthostatic: Postural hypotension occurs when something interrupts the body's natural process of counteracting low blood pressure. Occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor — mild dehydration, low blood sugar, or too much time in the sun or a hot tub. It may also happen when you stand after sitting for a long time, (class, concert, church). If only occasional, not cause for concern. ...Read more

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Do I have postural or thermostatic hypo tension or is it something else?

Can't say: You do not describe any of your symptoms and thus I can not even begin to answer your question. ...Read more

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Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Postural hypotension: If this is what you mean, that may require multiple specialty evaluation to include a pediatric cardiologist, otolaryngologist, and pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

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


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