"Stand Up Straight!" Posture is Important.06/21/2011"Stand up straight. Walk straight. Sit up straight." Can you just hear your mother's voice? Posture is important. The spine is made for balance and stability, and posture control improves balance. How does posture affect spine health and back pain relief in Fort Wayne? Posture Education Relieves Back Pain Better Than Exercise The effectiveness of a Global Postural Reeducation program as compared to a Stabilization Exercise program in subjects with persistent low back pain at 3 and 6 months was studied. Postural education is more beneficial than stabilization exercises in controlling persistent low back pain. (1) Furthermore, a distressing paper emerged stating that young people with non-specific low back pain display a reduced ability to switch to a more multi-segmental postural control strategy during complex postural conditions. This leads to decreased postural robustness. They also have more trouble balancing due to reduced spinal input for balance control. (2) Posture Even Affects Incontinence Posture affects vaginal pressure and subsequently incontinence for women. Pelvic floor muscle activity is affected more by posture - sway back posture activates more muscle activity - than by the activity being performed (standing versus laying). (3) Another strong reason to work on your posture. What to Do about Fort Wayne's Posture? Incorporate Both Exercise and Posture Education. Teach yourself to consciously sit and stand. When you must sit, do it properly with a straight back. While sitting in the bleachers at a little league game in Fort Wayne or in the chairs in Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc's waiting room, resist the temptation to slouch. Slouching magnifies the pressure in your spine. You want to decrease spinal pressures or at least keep them to a minimum when your back hurts. Same with prolonged standing like waiting in line at the Fort Wayne grocery store: don't slouch. If you have to stand for an extended period of time, take a short walk to help prevent slouching. Share these postural tips with your children in Fort Wayne, too. Good posture is a habit that takes time to develop. Exercise for Better Posture. Building strength in your spinal muscles and abdominal muscles go far to support your upright posture when moving around Fort Wayne. Basic exercises like standing on one foot and abdominal strengthening on a stability ball re-establish nerve endings' sense of position and encourage the up-right posture needed for low back pain relief and prevention. Fort Wayne Posture and Back Pain Relief with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Contact Fort Wayne's Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for posture education and exercise as well as a chiropractic treatment plan to relieve back pain with Cox Technic which is research-documented to reduce intradiscal pressures in the spine as well. Click here for References for "Stand Up Straight" Posture is Important.« View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."