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No matter what causes back pain, an important part of its treatment is improvement of posture and learning
to use the body correctly.
Good posture allows the use of the body without strain on muscles, joints,
ligaments and internal organs. Good posture must be considered in all activities:
sitting, standing, working, playing and exercising. It is not simply a matter of "standing tall".
This guide is designed to help you begin to correct the positions and movements which may aggravate your back problem. Particular emphasis is placed on rest positions, because even in these positions it is possible to strain the neck and back. By learning to live with good posture in all your activities, your back will gradually return to a comfortable, functional part of you.