Back Pain and Arthritis

Most of us will claim that arthritis is a disease of aging people. However, bad posture can cause arthritis even within a younger demographic. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that acts as a cushion in between two bones wears down, causing the bones to grind against each other and producing a lot of swelling and pain. Our spine cartilage often gets damaged easily due to incorrect posture and body position during physical activities, making osteoarthritis of the spine one of the most common diseases created by bad posture.

Maintaining a good posture is not just about looking physically good. We may not know it, but there are threats to our health that can be prevented by maintaining a straight spine. – Lawrence Woods

(This is an excerpt from the book, ‘Rethinking Posture’ by Lawrence Woods.