Having a good posture is so important and maintaining it is a major step in preventing back pain. Bad posture can put your muscles, ligaments and joints under undue pressure and stress, which can lead to pain, fatigue and injury.
What is good posture?
When you are balanced and symmetrical between the left and right and front and back parts of the body, with the weight evenly distributed between both feet. Poor posture can lead to foot pronation and ankle, knee, hip and back pain.
If you look side-on, you should be able to draw a plumb line through the opening of your ear, the middle of the neck, middle of the lumbar spine, hip joint, and knee and through the lump on the side of your ankle.
When you sit you should hold your upper body upright, maintain a slight arch in your lower back, shoulders back, chest out and neck upright with your chin slightly tucked in, planting both feet on the floor and not crossing your legs. Poor posture can lead to back pain, sciatica, neck, shoulder and arm pain.
Posture training is provided when you get treated by a chiropractor to ensure you have your work station set-up correctly, are standing properly and even doing exercises correctly to help prevent injury and strain.