Posted by: Oscar Abraham in Acupuncture,Clinic,Health,Massage,pain on May 23rd, 2012

 People whose mama told them to keep their back straight often develop a “flatback”. In this condition, the shoulder is behind the hips. Women who have flatback may also think they are fat whereas they may be as skinny as a rail. This is because when their shoulder is behind the hip the abdomen is pushed forward where it is visible to the eye. These women (men too) think that if they can see their abdomen that they are fat.

 However, sustained flatback can result in unremitting low back pain as the angled posture presses and inflames the sciatic nerve that exits in the low back. Furthermore, this angled posture can collapses the intervertebral disks causing permanent damage and more pain. All the King’s horses and all the King’s men (drugs,  therapy, or surgery) provide temporary relief at best. The only true therapy is correcting the posture.

 Your mama told you to straighten your back. She did not tell you how. That’s my job.

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