Question: I don't have back pain, but when I look at my self my Back and Shoulders look
Rounded, is that just Bad Posture?
A: Well Sue let me help you understand what you see. Everyone uses the very common term
posture but I don't think people really understand what posture truly means, you see your self as
you are today but your posture is the result of how your were in the past, I'm talking years ago
even decades ago.
What does that mean? Well Good or Bad Posture is the result of your lifestyle in other words the
way I like to put it is, your posture is the result of your Habits, Pattern, Positions and the
things your do everyday, day in and day out.
You see our bodies are very good at adapting to the environment we place it in and if we look back
on our life's, the first 18 years we sit in school and if you go to collage you sit some more, and
that if you work at a computer you sit even more, so by the time you are 40 your body has gotten
so used to sitting and your muscle are most comfortable in the sitting position but that sitting
has caused some physical changes that in turn can cause some postural dysfunctions and if left
alone will intern cause structural changes that will be for the most part uncorrectable, so lets
One of our subscribers said it best, "Our bones only go where our muscle put them" That is a great
statement, and I hope you understand it…if not keep reading.
We have just talked about how our bodies adapt to what we give them and how our bodies can be
pulled into abnormal positions based on the many factors in our lives…I know what you are thinking
just get to the part about what to do…Hang in there, just a little longer you see understanding
this concept is more than half the battle, because you can now work to prevent and also correct
problems in your posture if you understand the equation.
Ok I will spill the beans now…your rounded back and rounded shoulders are the result of what are
called Muscle imbalances that are causing this physical dysfunction you see in your posture, you
are not the only one with this problem and you are not the first to have it, it has been known for
years what it is and what caused it and even though your Doctor did not tell you how to address it
does not mean that it can't be done.
Here is are the nuts and bolts of the problem, if you are wondering how our muscles are
responsible for the posture you have now, you must understand that our muscles can be either tight
or flexible and/or also strong or weak and not to make the situation even more complex but our
muscle can be in any combination of these four states from front to back and side to side.
If we look at your rounded back and rounded shoulders you will see that your head and shoulders
are being pulled forward, that would indicate that the muscle in the front of your body are overly
strong and/or overly tight compared to the muscle in your upper back which are weak and have more
flexibility. That is how we describe the imbalance between your muscles and that's what we call
the root of the problem…
Please realize that your body is and has been undergoing these physical changes for a long time
and there is no quick fix, it is a physical problem it will require a physical solution, there is
not pill, injection or massage that can make your muscle come back to balance, it take work…
Now just because you know that there is an imbalance and you even know the direction of the
imbalances does not mean you can just start doing an general exercise program, that is not how you
do, in order to correct a know imbalance you will need to know very specific and very targeted
stretches and exercises in order to correct the imbalances and if you choose to do nothing your
imbalances will over time start the process of developing into a condition that will cause you
We strongly recommend that you start a proactive approach to your current situation, you are lucky
that you do not have pain, it is a shame and I feel with all my heart the pain that the millions
of people that are suffering from conditions that could have been prevented or corrected years ago
if only more people understood the effects of muscle imbalances and how they effect our bodies.
Sue I hope I have shown you that it's more than just bad posture and I hope you seek a qualified
expert in muscle imbalances and live to prevent any further progression of your condition.
To learn more about how you can get lasting relief from your Back Pain by using the Muscle Balance
Therapy™, we suggest you read the latest copy of our Back Pain Relief Guide. You can get your copy
- Name: Steven Hefferon – owner of www.losethebackpain.com
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