Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?
Bad posture is often blamed for back pain, but is it really the main culprit and should treatment focus on correcting it?
Research shows that there is no strict correlation between posture and pain and many other factors have to be considered when evaluating back pain since it is a multifaceted condition.
Some of the factors that can influence back pain are: stress, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, obesity and depression.
So Although you should not attribute back pain solely to posture, it is still highly recommended to do regular mobility and strength exercises to maintain good function of your back muscles and joints since a sedentary lifestyle can increase your pain sensitivity.
Research shows that exercise can reduce the recurrence of back pain.