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Spine and Back Health

Back Posture

06/09/2009

Question:

I`m a college student. When I sit I bend a lot, and because of that, my back posture looks bad. How can I avoid this?  Could you suggest some exersices? I think i just need an exersice. What do you suggest?

Answer:

Hello, thank you for your question. I cannot make any specific treatment recommendations for you without a complete history and physical examination. As a general rule, a young healthy person who is worried about their posture could probably benefit from discussing their concerns with either: their family doctor, a physiatrist (also known as a 'rehab doctor' or a 'physical medicine and rehabilitation' specialist), a physical therapist, or even a personal trainer. Good luck.

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Response by:

David J Hart, MD David J Hart, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University