Improper posture may put too much stress on your back and neck and
lead to discomfort and damage. The key to good back posture is to keep the
right amount of curve in your lower back. Too much curve (swayback) or too
little curve (flat back) can result in problems. The right amount of curve is
called the neutral position.
Proper posture will not guarantee a pain-free back or neck, but it
may reduce your risk for back and neck pain.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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