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Weak Posture Can Trigger Low Back Pain

Attentional Distraction Compounds Risk

A new study from Arthritis Care & Research shows an eight-fold increase in low back pain risk for people who perform labor where body posture is asymmetric and biomechanically awkward. Fatigue and being distracted added to low back pain risk significantly.

Dr. Weiniger’s Observations:

  • Both findings support the StrongPosture® concepts of training mindful, symmetric motion.
  • The vicious spiral is weak/poor posture causing adaptive motion causes even weaker posture.
  • The virtuous spiral solution: Strengthen posture symmetry and focus attention on control by PostureZone to find and strengthen the weak biomechanical links causing back pain.

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1  Daniel Steffens, Manuela L Ferreira, Jane Latimer, Paulo H Ferreira, Bart W Koes, Fiona Blyth, Qiang Li, Christopher G Maher (2014).  What triggers an episode of acute low back pain? A case-crossover study.  Arthritis Care & Research.  DOI:10.1002/acr.22533.  Retrieved from


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