Back pain is more likely to persist due to anxiety than bad posture

The idea that ‘good’ posture prevents back pain is well known, but Australian experts say mental processes such as habits and anxiety are more likely to play a role than bad posture. Therefore, a new review of the study calls for reconsideration.

Prof. Peter O’Sullivan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Curtin University physiotherapists Leon Straker and his Nic Saraceni say anxiety about maintaining correct posture can create stress and compromise other factors known to be important for spinal health. I discovered that I have a gender.

“There is a greater chance of persistent back pain if a person: worry too much afraid of back pain, or Overprotect your back Avoid exercise, physical activity, work, and social engagement,” said the authors in an article published in The Conversation.

“Because people’s spines come in all shapes and sizes, there are individual differences in posture.”

“Movement is important for back health, so it may be more helpful to learn to vary and adopt different postures that are comfortable, rather than sticking to one correct posture.”

Clinicians typically define “good” posture as sitting “upright,” standing “tall and straight,” squatting, and “straight back.”

On the other hand, “Slump” sits, “Slump” stands and lifts with “Roundback”. warned Because there is a risk of damaging the spine and causing back pain.

A summary of their research found a striking lack of evidence for a strong relationship between correct posture and back pain. No reduction in work-related back pain.

What can people do instead?

According to researchers, 10% of people whose back pain is caused by fractures, malignancies, infections, or nerve compression will need to seek medical care.

For 90% of people, back pain is not caused by tissue damage, but by the sensitivity of back structures. It may distract you from other factors known to be there.

These factors include keeping your back relaxed, engaging in regular physical activity, building confidence and staying fit for daily tasks, maintaining healthy sleep habits and weight. This includes maintaining good physical and mental health.

People are more prone to back pain when their health is compromised, so researchers recommend reducing stress, staying active, and taking care of your mental health first.