Steps to Correct Your Posture
By Sara Butler
Posture is a common issue for people who suffer from neck and back pain. The imbalance poor posture creates in the body makes it difficult for your body to function normally and also makes it difficult for your body to absorb the force placed upon it by everyday activities. When you work in unnatural positions for long periods of time you are altering your body in small ways that can result in big problems. The key is to reestablish correct posture, which will often help to reduce pain. Here are some simple steps you can take with the help of your chiropractor to get back on the right posture track!
Chiropractors: Experts in Body Mechanics
Your chiropractor knows a lot about your back, and also a lot about the proper ways in which your body should be moving to ensure proper function. If you have poor posture, then over time you are changing the way your body moves, which can lead to painful symptoms. These symptoms may be the reason why you find yourself at the chiropractor in the first place.
There’s light at the end of the posture tunnel, though. Try following a few simple steps to help improve your posture on a daily basis.
Realign Your Body
To try to get your body back on track, you should make sure to do the following every single day:
- Stand up straight with your shoulders back and your feet pointing forward.
- Now squeeze your glutes as you slightly point your feet in. This makes your thigh muscles work together with your glutes.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles in order to create some tension in your core.
- Roll your shoulders back to help loosen the shoulders as you bring your shoulder blades together. Move your chest forward and up with your arms by your side and your thumbs pointing away from your body.
- Now return your hands to a more neutral position so your thumbs are facing forward.
Following these basic steps in order to realign your body can be done in any position. Practicing them regularly can help you to prevent many problems that can arise from poor posture too.
If you feel as if you’ve been suffering from pain brought on by poor posture or by repetitive movements associated with office work, you should discuss the problem with your chiropractor during your next adjustment at The Joint Chiropractic.