Following is a short list of the most relevant posture and health studies to date. Many more can be found at pubmed.com
Fernández C, et al. Forward head posture and neck mobility in chronic tension-type headache: a blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia 2006; 26(3):314
McAviney J, Schulz D, Bock R, Harrison DE. Determining a clinical normal value for cervical lordosis. An analysis of Cervical lordosis and anterior head translation in neck pain patients. JMPT 2005; March.
Relationship between thoracic hyperkyphosis and the Scoliosis Research Society outcomes instrument. Spine 2007; 15:32(20):2226-31
Lind LR et al. Thoracic kyphosis and the prevalence of advanced uterine prolapse. Obstet Gynecol 1996; 87: 605-609
Deborah M. Kado MD, MS, Mei-Hua Huang DrPH, Arun S. Karlamangla MD, PhD, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor MD and Gail A. Greendale MD. Hyperkyphotic Posture Predicts Mortality in Older Community-Dwelling Men and Women: A Prospective Study. J American Geriatric Soc. 23 SEP 2004. 1532-5415.2004.52458.x
Korr, I. M., PhD and H. M. Wright (1979). Neural and spinal components of disease: progress in the application of “thermography”. The Collected Papers of Irvin M Korr Written 1965: 73-75.Korr, I. M., PhD (1967).
The neuromusculoskeletal system as the instrument of life–text published in JAOA, Oct, 1979.
Korr, I. M. (1976). Spinal cord as organizer of disease processes: some preliminary perspectives. 1976 Academy Yearbook: 9.
John Lennon, et al. Postural and Respiratory Modulation of Autonomic Function, Pain, and Health AJPM Vol 4 No. 1, January 1994.
Freeman JT. Posture in the aging and aged body. JAMA. 1957;165:843–846.
Winsor, H. Sympathetic Segmental Disturbances. The Evidence of the Association in Dissected Cadaver of Visceral Disease with Vertebral Deformities of the Same Sympathetic Segments. Medical Times, 49 1-7 Nov. 1921
Wright, DDS, MS., M Domenech, PhD., J Fischer Jr. MS. Usefulness of Posture Training for Patients With TMD. JADA, VOL. 131, Feb. 2000
Korr IM. Proprioceptors and Somatic Dysfunction. J. Am. Orth. Assoc. 74:638-650.1975.
Cailliet R, MD, Gross L, Rejuvenation Strategy. New York, Doubleday and Co. 1987.
Ward L.E. The Dynamics of Spinal Stress (3rd Revised Ed.). Long Beach, CA: SSS Press, 1980.
Breig A. Adverse Mechanical Tension in the Central Nervous System. Stockholm, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1978.
Kamitani KJ Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Jul;68(7):869-75.
Spinal posture in the sagittal plane is associated with future dependence in activities of daily living: a community-based cohort study of older adults in Japan.
Dr. Ronald Pero, NYU found that patients under chiropractic care for 5 years or more had immune systems 200% stronger than non-cancer patients, and 400% stronger than cancer patients!
Dr. Grostic studied HIV positive patients and found a 48% increase in CD-4 cells, versus 8% reduction in the sham-adjustment group.
Reich (MD) 1974: found that Decreased blood flow comes from abnormal posture, which is a major factor in all disease, including cancer.