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Why is Posture Important?
Tension Headaches
Pinched Nerves
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Computer Stress
Numbness and Tingling in the Hands
Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow



Why is Posture Important?
For most of us, poor posture becomes our normal way of being. As we sink deeper into the couch or hunch our shoulders over a computer, we start to think we actually may be shrinking. Guess what? All of a sudden posture is a big deal. Read our book "Perfect Posture." Click the image to the right to enlarge.
Why is Posture Important
Tension Headaches
Jutting your head forward places stress and strain on the muscles at the back of your neck and commonly causes tension headaches.
Pinched Nerves
Forward head posture wears out the outer layer of cartilage surrounding our discs, creating bulges, herniations and pinched nerves.
Pinched Nerves
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
The longer we live with bad posture the worse it becomes. First, the shape of our upper back becomes rounded. Second, this rounded posture prevents motion and reduces the blood flow to the bones. This results in osteoporosis as our bones weaken. Lastly, arthritis sets in causing bone spurs, pinched nerves and pain.
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Computer Stress
Long hours seated over a computer cause a forward head and rounded upper back. This posture places tension on our shoulders and results in bursitis and tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Computer Stress
Numbness and Tingling in the Hands
As the muscles on the side of your neck shorten and tighten, they can stop blood supply into your arms and hands resulting in numbness, tingling and burning sensation. This is called thoracic outlet syndrome.
Numbness and Tinging in the Hands
Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow
Faulty posture during sporting events typically translates the excessive stress and strain of the activity down the arms into the elbows and wrist joints. This commonly results in overuse injuries and tendonitis.
Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow

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