December 20, 2006 9:35pm CST
Recently I saw an article sying that even sitting straight does not help the discs supporting the spinal cord. It seems even they cause some wear to the discs. We are supposed to adopt a slanting position while sitting. Is this true. I always believed that sitting with your back straight is the correct posture and good for the spinal cord. Which is the correct posture.
21 Dec 06
I think whichever position you sit, it's best to do some stretching a bit and not hold on to the same position throughout. I have slight slip disc at my neck and warning signs are the back ache, sharp neck ache and even my right arm gets numb. Sometimes it's because of prolong use of computer. So, whatever it is, sitting straight is fine, but you need to stretch it out. For slanting position, sometimes, for too long, it causes the disc to slip. Bottomline, stretch and not stay in one sitting position for too long.