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Hope for Baton Rouge Back and Neck Pain Due to Slouching and Poor Posture

April 21, 2020

Our moms and dads warned us about slouching. Our teachers did, too. Undoubtedly, our Baton Rouge chiropractor does today! Did we or do we listen? Not likely when we were young and maybe a small number who are older and wiser now. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers accepts and welcomes slouchers and poor posture folks. Come to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for Baton Rouge neck pain and back pain relief from your slouching ways. Go away with tips on how to keep posture-influenced pain and distress at bay.


Slouching posture is just not good, not good for your spine, your health, your mood. Slouching is connected to things like pain, depression, and stress as well as lower levels of general health, emotional well-being, and energy/fatigue. (1) Spinal angles need to be respected which slouching do not do. The pelvic angle, the angle of pelvic tilt, body mass index and thoracic kyphosis angle played a significant role in whether a person had back pain or not. (2) Slouching while lifting isn’t good either as it strained disc fibers and raised intradiscal pressure. Consequently, Recent research suggested using a “free posture” that it was not too kyphotic or lordotic curved. Thus it used both active and passive spine elements in a more balanced manner. (3) This concept of balance makes practical sense to chiropractors and their chiropractic patients who know well often what triggers their back pain episodes.


Back pain sufferers can explain to us chiropractors what they believe initiates their pain. Active movements (35%), static postures (28.1%), overdoing a task (5.3%), biomechanical issues, lack of exercise, work and medications are on the list. Some Baton Rouge back pain sufferers will agree that even nonbiomedical matters like psychological state/stress/anxiety, weather, sleep, diet and fatigue may trigger back pain. (4) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is aware of how helpful our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ knowledge of their pain helps them recover. Knowledge like this and a tool can create great results!


Could today’s tech-y gadgets help with posture? Potentially, it may do so quite a bit!  As with anything in life, feedback is helpful; feedback changes habits. In a recent study of feedback on posture using a wearable feedback device just 15 minutes a day improved participants’ descriptions of physical functioning, emotions, energy/fatigue, confidence, overall stress along with neck and back posture compared to a group who did not use the device. (1) We – your Baton Rouge chiropractor too – set out with the best of intentions to “watch” our posture, but when it comes down to it, we just aren’t very good at it on our own! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to help.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Roy Siegel whose NYC practice partners with performers of all types…as well as a special patient in Pope John Paul II…whose posture is foundational to what they do. On The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about his experience with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule you Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Slouchers and poor posture sufferers of all ages are welcome. It is time to heed the warning about the dangers of poor posture and resulting Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain. At Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, you'll experience pain relief and receive advice for preventing more pain.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers gives slouching prevention advice to improve poor posture and ease related back pain and neck pain.