Stand Up for Good Posture
By Debra Rodzinak
The number of daily activities that create poor posture are endless. Sitting for hours at a computer station or desk, looking down at a smartphone, riding in a vehicle for endless hours every week, or even carrying a book bag or purse that is too heavy, can lead to posture issues that lead to pain. This pain can present in the back, neck, legs, feet, knees, or any other part of the body that becomes misaligned.
Alternative Paths to Pain Relief
Patients are looking for ways to relieve this pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Busy and active lifestyles are sending patients with pain to natural alternatives for pain relief. Chiropractic care involves the use of natural paths to pain relief with no need for surgery or prescription drugs. By using gentle spinal adjustments, chiropractors are able to relieve pain in many different parts of the body by bringing correct alignment to the joints of the spine.
Massage therapy is also very effective in pain relief for certain conditions. Muscle tension can lead to headaches and pain in the back and neck. When combined with chiropractic treatments, many patients report pain relief and increased mobility with no downtime.
Poor Posture Issues
Slouching or remaining in a position that puts stress on the spine can cause the muscles of the body to remain in a position that causes a chain reaction of muscle tension, which leads to pain. This pain can be relieved by obtaining proper posture. However, this is not as simple as it seems.
When a spine becomes misaligned, the only solution is to bring it back into proper alignment. This can be obtained with a simple spinal adjustment. Strengthening the muscles that surround the spine also helps with proper posture. Particular exercises can strengthen these muscles.
Proper posture is a “head-to-toe” issue, not just merely standing up straight. Any runner will tell you that the proper shoes are the first step in preventing leg pain. The next step is checking the alignment of the hips. If the hips are out of alignment, the spine will also be misaligned and pain will follow.
A visit to The Joint Chiropractic can help patients find proper alignment for their hips and spine. If you are looking to correct your posture and find proper spinal alignment, walk into The Joint Chiropractic today. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding perfect posture is just a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.