Why Does My Back Always Hurt? Predicting and Preventing Bad Posture

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Correcting bad posture is all about shifting your environment. If you want to improve blood circulation and flexibility, one feasible solution is to install an indoor ceiling chair in place of a flat, misaligned chair. There are lots of solutions you can opt for, but you’ll have to detect instances where you’re putting up a bad posture. Here’s a rundown of those instances:

Stuck in the same position

We might get stuck in the same pose for extended hours because of occupational necessities. Sitting at a desk, standing long hours to serve tables, being stuck in your car in traffic, or carrying heavy weight for freight or construction can all contribute to joint stiffness and bad posture.

Slouching when sitting


You might have gotten stuck with this bad habit because of doing work or living a sedentary lifestyle. Thus, try to catch yourself whenever you slouch while you’re sitting. Invest in ergonomic pieces of furniture and always sit upright with your back straight.

Hunching over laptop

If you find yourself always bending your neck too low or poking your chin whenever you’re using your laptop, invest in a good ergonomic chair and an adjustable laptop rest that you can elevate for a better working angle.

Texting while walking

You might even be reading this in the exact position described, with your head hunched over your device. Decreasing your mobile phone use remains the best solution to this. Always find a comfortable position first. Train to use your eyes instead of your neck when looking at your phone.

Carrying heavy backpacks

Any heavy load that you back bears is doing your posture a great disservice. Heavy backpacks that cause you to slouch forward or overcompensate for long periods can lead to unloaded posture and spinal distortions. If you have to, carry stuff by holding bags in both of your hands.

Standing awkwardly

When we’re bored or restless while standing, we tend to get to awkward positions such as leaning one leg or standing with our back flat. We also tend to stand too awkwardly straight, causing an excessive inward curve on our posture.

Cradling your phone

Whenever you take your calls while in the middle of something, you tend to cradle your phone in between your shoulder and cheeks. This puts unnecessary pressure on your upper back and shoulders. Avoid multi-tasking and answer your phone only when your hands are free.

Wearing high heels

Wearing heels that are too high places too much pressure on your forefoot, causing your back to raise and overcompensate to maintain balance. Worn-out shoes with an uncomfortable or unequal heel tend to do the same.

Be wary about what you keep and sit onto your back pocket too. If one side of your hip is sitting higher, this causes a tilt in your pelvis and stress to your spine. Bras with inadequate back support can also adversely affect your posture.

Sleeping on a stiff bed

Sleeping on your side in a fetal position or lying on your stomach awkwardly for eight hours straight might harm your posture. If you often wake up with a strained neck or painful lower back, invest in a composite memory foam that adjusts and corrects your spine’s alignment as you sleep.

Many other instances bring about bad posture, yet we shouldn’t overlook natural causes. For example, pregnancy does the same to our posture as carrying a heavy load. Old age causes our muscles and joints to naturally decline in supporting our back over time.

Even stress can be a factor. Constant anxiety and stress can cause repeated and contracted breathing, which can distort our posture. The point is to be prudent of these instances so that we can call ourselves out and observe proper posture.

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