Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as good or poor posture when sitting or standing — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
How good is your posture? Poor posture means shoulders and head hunched forward, with back curved. Good posture means shoulders pulled back slightly, ears over shoulders, level chin, straight mid back, and shoulders, hips and ankles in line when standing.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Always poor - I slouch all the time
→ Usually poor
→ Not too bad but could be improved
→ Usually/always good - I try to maintain my posture
A lifetime of poor posture and poor lifting and bending habits may stress ligaments posterior to the intervertebral disk to the point that even a minor stress precipitates a herniation and low back pain.
Stooped posture is an early sign of bone loss.
Stooped posture is a symptom of Parkinson's disease.