Save Your Posture With Chiropractic
By Brandi Goodman
Posture Month encourages you to truly think about your posture and how it affects your everyday life. Does your back hurt after you've been slouching? Do you wake up with pain after sleeping in an odd position? Save your posture with chiropractic and stop worrying about back pain.
Get Regular Chiropractic
The first goal is to get regular chiropractic care. It will be impossible to stand straight and tall when you have a joint restriction causing interference. Getting any subluxations corrected promptly can help ensure your posture stays intact. You should start with one visit and see what the doctor of chiropractic has to say about the frequency of visits going forward. The amount will vary from person to person.
Follow Your Chiropractor's Sleep Advice
Your chiropractor may recommend better ways to sleep if you tell them you're waking up in pain. It's typically recommended to sleep on the side with a pillow between the knees. Stomach sleeping is almost never the recommendation. You should also upgrade your mattress every eight years and your pillow every two years at the most.
Change Your Digital Habits
Chiropractors are seeing an onslaught of people suffering from tech neck and poor posture due to their digital habits. You shouldn't be spending hours each day on your phone or other devices, nor should you be looking down at them for any interval. It's important to keep devices at eye level and take regular breaks so you don't end up with poor posture and a permanently down-tilted neck with a hump in the back.
Make Better Shoe Choices
Shoe choice is a constant problem when it comes to posture. Standing tall in high heels puts your feet at an angle and hurts your spine more than you may realize. You should be choosing shoes that keep you steady on your feet and offer shock absorption so every step you take doesn't put pressure on your spine. Athletic shoes are the way to go.
Stretch Out the Tension
When you start to feel tension in your neck, shoulders, or back, don't just sit there and allow it to continue. You should stretch out the tension you're feeling so you can focus on the task at hand and not on the discomfort. You should be stretching often throughout your day so you can keep your joints flexible and prevent aches from setting in easily.
Use chiropractic care and guidance as a way to save your posture and your spine. You'll have a much healthier and pain-free back if you keep these tips in mind and use good posture in your daily life. Fail to follow through and your aching back will remind you of posture's importance.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.