Posture- Something to think about

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   Posted 7/3/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across several articles indicating that poor posture can lead to nerve compression in the spine, which can interfere with muscle-bound nerve signals such as those heading towards the LES. This is a revelation to me because I am a physically fit 19 year-old male (6'1,170) who has no health problems (except for LPR/GERD). BUT, I experience occasional back pain and I for some reason always hunch over like crazy when I drive or play piano (which is a lot). So I definitely am going to consciously try improving my posture and minimize my back pain to see if my GERD gets under control...fingers crossed...haha..


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   Posted 7/3/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
makes sense since you're smashing everything together when your stooped over.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I suspect that even your stomach/LES does better when it's not squashed by poor posture. Let's all remember to sit up straight! It's easy to slouch and get tense in the shoulders when sitting at the computer.
Good reminder!

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   Posted 7/4/2011 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Dang and I am a sloucher when sitting................OK, I can learn to sit up straight.
Thanks for the info.
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