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Does a Chiropractor Fix Your Posture?

By Sara Butler

You've probably had your mother or grandmother remind you more than once to stand up straight. Doing so is part of the mother/grandmother code. But chances are they weren't very successful in helping you to perfect your posture as you grew up. Is it possible that the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic could help you to achieve what your Nona never could? It's possible! Here's what you need to know about your posture and how the chiropractors at The Joint might be able to help.

The Importance of Posture

Proper posture is about more than how you look, it's also a factor that contributes to your overall health and wellness. In fact, good posture can:

  • Help to prevent muscle strain
  • Decrease joint wear and tear
  • Help to maintain proper alignment in your joints
  • Help you to conserve energy
  • Reduce the stress placed on ligaments and tendons

Plus, the American Chiropractic Association has reported that proper posture helps people to sleep better, have fewer aches and pains, and feel better overall. It can work to improve digestion and basically just promote your overall wellness.

Do You Have Bad Posture?

How do you know if you have bad posture? There are a few telltale signs. These include:

  • A rounded back or hunched shoulders
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle fatigue

Over time, you may find that the impact on your health from poor posture is more significant. It can make you more prone to injury and cause sciatic nerve pain or even slipped spinal discs.

What Causes Poor Posture

In order to correct poor posture, you have to understand what is causing it. Poor posture can be the result of things such as:

  • Weak abdominal muscles
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Unhealthy body weight
  • Wearing improper shoes

Poor posture is common, but there are a few things that can help -- like the chiropractor!

How the Chiropractor Can Help

When you see a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic they will first assess you to check for postural imbalances. During this evaluation, they'll look for signs such as a tilted pelvis or one shoulder that is higher than the other. Once identified, they can work with you on a treatment plan to address these joint dysfunctions and restrictions with hands-on chiropractic adjustments.

If you're struggling with questions related to your posture, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint. With nearly 500 locations nationwide, it's easy to find a clinic near you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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