I Have Bad Posture

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 221 People


    I have horrible posture. It might simply be due to the "teenage slump syndrome". But it's causing problems. I've got chronic muscle contractions, which make me unbearably sore and give me horrendous headaches. My doctor informed me that my posture most likely has a...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    Bad Back

    my back is always sore from all the sitting at the computer and typing then going home and sitting in a hard wicker chair for hours.  I need to stop these bad habits!  AAAAHHHHHHH!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle
    36-40, F
    Aug 17, 2010

    "unlady-like" Posture

      I am 17 and I know I have awful posture. It's not like I hate myself or anything, that's just how I am! I comfortably sit hunched over my desk, and I comfortably stand with a perfect "c" shaped back. My mom always tells me its not lady like for me to do it, but sitting up...
    seungwon seungwon
    16-17, F
    Feb 2, 2012

    I Must Confess, I Do

    you know, i'd never really noticed this until a few days ago. my neck and shoulder were hurting and someone suggested that sitting up straighter might help it. at first i was like, huh? i do sit up straight. but once i took a good look at myself, i was like damn, when did i get...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2008

    Slouching Constantly

    My posture is horrible as well, mainly because as a child I got into the strange habit of sitting too close to the TV screen and occasionally sleeping sitting up as a toddler. :( As a result, I often hunch over things and feel like I need to be closer to things like screens...
    BlackParasol BlackParasol
    22-25, F
    Apr 7, 2010

    Saddly Sometimes Yes

    I try really hard to work on it but it's hard to always think about it. I have back problems but I've been too depressed for the last few weeks to make it to my 3 times a week chiropractic appointments. But when I go it does help... and I always have great posture in his office...
    WhisperLeah WhisperLeah
    26-30, F
    Dec 13, 2007

    'Tis Horrible.

    My posture is bad. Very bad. It matters not if I'm eating, watching a movie, sitting and talking (on the phone, in person, etc), on the computer, reading, sitting in school... my posture is always horrible. I suffer the consequences of it. I already have hereditary back and neck...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2008

    Posture Tied To My Emotions

    I have had bad posture since I was a kid. Ever since my knee surgery when I was 20 my posture has gotten very bad, and I get serious depression because of it. Every time I go to try and fix it, nothing works and leaves me in a worse state of mind. I have scoliosis, a problem with...
    gvd13 gvd13
    1 Response Apr 4, 2012

    Mild Scoliosis

    So I just found out today that I have mild scoliosis and I'm not to happy about it cause od the way my backs looks and this damn bad back pain it's hard to get a job when you can't even do something so simple without it hurting ..all I have to say, mild or not they better give me...
    kathhrynn kathhrynn
    22-25, F
    Apr 5, 2013


    i was looking at the icon thing to try to determine which of the four examples best represents my posture, or lack there of... but i do believe i manage to combine all four into some weird disturbing way of sitting in from of the computer.......... yikes.
    asdfok asdfok
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    I Dont Think That Slouching Is Bad. I Slouch All The Time And My Back Doesnt Hurt.

    I slouch because it is more comfortable than sitting up straight. Here is a picture of me slouching. https://twitter.com/paultheuglydog/status/357950056239865856/photo/1 Does slouching make me look ugly?
    paultheuglydog paultheuglydog
    36-40, M
    Jul 21, 2013

    Suade Back.

    I was born with a swede back. That means that my lower back, around my waist, is curved in. It looks like I am sticking my rump out but I can't do anything about that. I have terrible back pain most of the time, so to get rid of this pain, I slouch. I am consciously trying to...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    Sep 17, 2007

    I'm trying to sit in this $300 chair I bought.

    My desk is sooo tall. I have to put my chair as high as it will go and rest my feet on a filing cabinet to type. My chair isn't even tall enough that my wrists can be straight to type. Then to text or chill in between calls I have this stationary chair that I can put my feet...
    tlee5001 tlee5001
    22-25, F
    Jan 4, 2015

    Evidence based Apparel: Correct Posture, Fix Posture, Feel Better!

    Hey everyone, I was struggling with maintaining a good posture and also had some shoulder injuries from the past that have been haunting me with pain and discomfort for many years. I heard about this company called Evidence based Apparel that makes posture correction technology...
    Postureshirtworks Postureshirtworks
    Nov 5, 2012

    Severe Neck/shoulder/back Pain....posture Shirts From Eba Helped.

    What is EBA® Evidence based Apparel? www.eblife.com The simple crystalline concept of what EBA does better than anyone in the world is posture. Posture is us. Posture brings alignment, balance, and increased stamina. EBA has established patented, groundbreaking technologies for...
    Evidencebased Evidencebased
    26-30, M
    Oct 12, 2012

    Hunchback Extraordinaire.

    . *slouches in* Yup, I've got bad posture alright. SIT UP  STRAIGHT EVERYONE *slouches out*
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Jun 23, 2007

    Bad Posture

    I have bad posture...I can sit the wrong way, pick up bags the wrong way, etc ... I'm trying getting a better posture and then I go back to the old routine until I notice and do it right again.  I guess it takes a few times before we get it right.  ;) 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 28, 2011


    I have awful, awful posture.  I sometimes catch myself and try to sit up, but it hurts.  I carry around DDD breasts, so I hold alot of weight.  I have a small frame, so to carry that weight can be quite painful. I swear, I'll be a hunchback if I'm not careful...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

    From Carrying Extra Weight N Joint Pain

    I want to improve my posture and I hate feeling so sluggish and heavy like I am carrying bags and bags of spuds and oranges around me..It is so painful and I want to exercise and have better posture and have therapy sessions on improving it... with massages and machine suction...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Apr 18, 2012


     my back and shoulders are very broad . I want to correct my posture ..  and its one of my goals to learn how to walk with confidence ..  and i will succeed ... maybe a book on my head at all times ??
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Jul 7, 2007

    Asymmetric Man

    My gait’s long one, I’m a crooked man salved with voltarol.  My pelvis is deader than elvis (but oddly, not as dead as elvis’s pelvis), my shoulders hold boulders; I’m a lock-kneed monster with a centre of gravity just off kilter. My physical priorities are all wrong and...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Dec 26, 2011

    Posture Support Help

    I used to struggle with poor posture, but a combination of yoga and simple posture corrective exercises has helped me a lot. Yoga especially helped stretch and restructure my form, not only improving my poster, but also improving other areas of my life: depression, immune health...
    napongo napongo
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2008


    I have shocking posture. I don't know where it came from, I just started hunching somewhere along the way and it's kinda stuck with me. My dad gets on my case about it. Sometime he'll walk past and actually pull my shoulders back - I HATE it when he does that. I know I...
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2008

    I Have Taken Up The Challenge - Please Support Me And Wish Me Luck!

    I have decided that i will improve my posture, by consciously sitting straight each and everytime i remember. It is a simple exercise.... but a challenging one... The body is difficult (not impossible) to train... Mine has been very good to me...it has quit smoking, biting...
    shreem75 shreem75
    36-40, M
    Feb 17, 2013

    Desk Chairs Help Back Pain

    I highly recommend Herman Miller Aeron Chairs for the work place when thinking about back pain. They are extremely comfortable and supportive, which is crucial to daily productivity and employee satisfaction. Sitting in an unsupportive chair for over 40 hours a week can cause...
    ldeets ldeets
    Apr 3, 2013

    Bad Posture?

    Maybe it is. For me it is comfort. I am a laid back kind-a guy, Good ol country boy. I don't care to sit up straight and proper because that isn't me. I'm the guy slouched back on the couch or in a chair. I may slide back in a booth at a resturant and cross my feet on my seat...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2007

    Terrible Posture

    I've had bad posture since I can remember.  I always remember my grandma telling me to sit up straight, especially at the dinner table.  I have bad posture at school, work, even when I'm sleeping.  I love to sleep on my stomach, but it always feels like my lower...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

    Walking With My Head Down..

    my mum always tells me to take my head up.... I just like to see the floor I'm walking on ;)
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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