Posture is the upright position in which a person holds their body against gravity when standing, sitting, or lying down. Proper posture visually reflects an individual’s health and it also ensures that the joints and muscles, as well as other structures of the body, are working accordingly. Normally, we don’t consciously maintain a proper posture. Certain muscles are in charge of maintaining our proper posture. Several muscle groups, including the muscles of the back and the hamstrings, are essential in maintaining proper posture. While ligaments help hold the skeleton together and when postural muscles are functioning accordingly, these can prevent the forces of gravity from pushing us over forward. Postural muscles also maintain our posture and balance during movement. Throughout a compiled group of articles, Dr. Alex Jimenez distinguishes the most common effects of bad posture, including sciatica, as he specifies the recommended actions an individual should take to improve their posture as well as enhance their overall health and wellness. Sitting or standing improperly can occur unconsciously, but recognizing the problem and correcting it can ultimately help many individuals avoid a variety of symptoms, including sciatica.

Understanding Quadriceps Tightness for Pain Relief

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Understanding the Splenius Capitis Muscle for Lifelong Strength

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Living With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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The Benefits of Using an Adjustable Stand Desk at Work

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December 12, 2023

Unhealthy Posture: What Causes It and How to Counteract It

"Many individuals attribute, to some degree, their neck or back pain to unhealthy posture. Can knowing the causes and underlying… Read More

November 30, 2023

Rib Cage and Pelvis: Connecting the Core for Healthy Posture

"For older individuals experiencing posture problems, slumping, slouching, and upper back pain, could adding rib cage exercises help bring relief… Read More

November 15, 2023

The Benefits of Posture Awareness Training

"For individuals trying to achieve a healthy posture, could using posture awareness training be effective in treatment and prevention?" Posture… Read More

November 3, 2023

Understanding Forward Head Posture: Guide to Posture Correction

"Individuals that sit at a desk/workstation for hours for work or school, or drive for a living, could be fostering… Read More

October 12, 2023

Tips for Improving Posture with Ankylosing Spondylitis

"Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that causes changes in posture that occur over time. Can exercise and maintaining spinal… Read More

September 25, 2023

Fixed Sagittal Imbalance

"Individuals with fixed sagittal imbalance, a condition where the normal curve of the lower spine is greatly reduced or absent… Read More

September 6, 2023