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Is "correct" posture really that important to the health of my spine?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Good4general health

Think you are 2" taller than you really are-you'll stand up straighter, put your spine into better alignment, open up your chest, tighten your abs (core) which take stress off your back, neck.
Your spine will thank you over time.

In brief: Good4general health

Think you are 2" taller than you really are-you'll stand up straighter, put your spine into better alignment, open up your chest, tighten your abs (core) which take stress off your back, neck.
Your spine will thank you over time.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not if you have

No issues with your back but if you start to develop back symptoms correct posture will help to minimize the loads through the affected areas.
Being overweight, not exercising and smoking are real risk factors.

In brief: Not if you have

No issues with your back but if you start to develop back symptoms correct posture will help to minimize the loads through the affected areas.
Being overweight, not exercising and smoking are real risk factors.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
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