What does stoop posture means?

It means when a person assume a stiff, flexed posture when bending forwards e.g. to lift a weight or while walking. It is generally due to rigidity or increased muscular tone and bad habit which in turn stiff the muscle more. In lifting it may cause low back pain and damage to the lumbar spine or related structures e.g. intervertebral disc, ligaments, tendons and muscles.