Abnormal posture is linked to the development and progression of many spinal conditions and injuries including: increased muscle activity and disc injury, scoliosis, work lifting injuries, driving and sitting aches and pains, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder and ankle injuries and many other conditions.
Furthermore, postural faults in adolescent years have been established as one of the causes of pain syndromes and early arthritis in adulthood. Therefore, posture should be checked and corrected in children before more serious problems can occur.
According to the American Journal of Pain Management, “Posture affects all human function, consciously and unconsciously from breathing to thinking.” Posture as a cause of health and disease is a paradigm shared by many.
As Thomas A. Edison, once stated: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame and in the cause and prevention of disease.”