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When you have low back pain, try these steps to help you move from sitting to standing:
Slumping or slouching on its own may not cause low back pain, but after the back has been strained or injured, bad posture can make pain worse. "Good posture" generally means your ears, shoulders, and hips are in a straight line. If this posture causes pain, you may have another condition such as a problem with a disc or bones in your back.
A healthy back has three natural front-to-back curves that give the
spine an "S" shape. Although the curves vary a lot from person to
person, the right amount of curve for you is called your neutral
position. See a picture of the
spine that shows the natural curves.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofAugust 11, 2014
Current as of:
August 11, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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