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Slouch No More! Walk Through a Chiropractor's Door

By Brandi Goodman 

Slouching has a significant effect on your spine. The more you slouch, the more likely you are to develop chronic pain in your back, neck, or shoulders. Walk through a chiropractor's door and you may just find yourself slouching no more.

A Spinal Adjustment

A visit to the chiropractor can help to align your spine. You'll receive a spinal adjustment that can help you to stand taller, feel less discomfort in your back and shoulders, and have better mobility. With better range of motion and the ability to stand upright, you'll be far less likely to want to stay in a slouched position. 

Advice on Improving Your Posture

Ask your chiropractor and you'll receive advice on improving posture. He or she may offer guidance on device viewing, for example. You should not look down at your cell phone. This can cause pain in your neck and shoulders. It's best to look directly at the device as it's in front of your face so your head can remain upright. 

Never stand with your shoulders slouched and leaning to one side. This can impact your posture as well. You want to stand upright and shift your weight periodically from one foot to the other. You should also choose comfortable shoes that are easier to stand in and do some stretches when you can to keep your legs and back strong.

The way you sleep even affects your posture. You shouldn't lie on your stomach because your spine does not remain straight when you do. A side position is better for your back. You may need to place a pillow between your knees to avoid them clunking together and causing discomfort.

Exercises and Stretches That Can Help

You may also receive some tips on the best exercises and stretches to help in your particular case. If you're frequently found looking down at your device, then some neck exercises will be in order. If it's your back that sits hunched over as you binge watch TV from your couch, then some back-strengthening options may be what you need. Your chiropractor can provide some guidance on the best exercises that can help you with your slouching problem.

Poor posture can harm your spine. Improve the way you sit, stand, and move and watch how your spinal health improves. Start with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic for the best range of motion possible and then apply the advice they provide so you can stop slouching and exhibit better posture.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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