Spine is designed around three main curves that maximize the mechanical advantages for weight bearing and distribution. It acts as an arch and effectively distributes the stress of day to day activities. Knowing which posture you are most likely to fit into can help in taking necessary steps towards spinal correction.
If the center of head, middle of the shoulders, center of the hips fall in one straight line, then it is a good posture as it reduces the structural strain on muscles, joints, ligaments and discs. Around 70% of women at some point in their lives complain of lower back pain and during pregnancy, nearly 80% of women report back pain.
Women at different stages experience back pain and lower back pain due to these postures such as Forward Head Posture (FHP), Uneven Hips, Pelvis Forward. Astonishingly 79% of kids feel burdened by school backpacks as they were too heavy.
Once the posture is determined, it would be easier to correct it so that any issues such as Scoliosis can be avoided in the future. We can follow simple steps to correct posture such as sleeping on the side or back at night, avoiding forward head posture, exercising regularly throughout the day, taking one or two minute break every 30 minutes.