Why Posture is that Important!
As you can tell from our title, it’s very important to make sure that you are maintaining good posture while standing, sitting, exercising, and so on! Gravity is always exerting force on us, even while we are sleeping. When the body isn’t aligned properly, gravity will begin to place stress on areas that shouldn’t be stressed. Over time, poor posture can lead to neck pain and stiffness, headaches, back pain, and even pain in the arms and hands.
Many of us fall into poor posture habits while working at a computer, using our cell phones, and even taking care of little ones all day. As you look forward for extended periods of time, it places unnecessary strain on the joints in your spine, particularly your neck. Long term it can lead to structural changes such as disc degeneration and more chronic pain and stiffness that doesn’t seem to resolve on its own.
The good news is that chiropractic can help tremendously with posture for both kids/teens and adults! It is better to correct it early and at a young age, but posture is something that can always be improved. Chiropractors perform adjustments help to release the joints that aren’t moving properly as well as prescribe the proper stretches to assist. We always do a postural assessment at our office to see the areas that we should focus on. It is also great to see the visual changes that accompany you feeling better throughout care!