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What Is the Best Sitting Posture?

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

For you to sit at ease and be healthy, sitting in the correct posture is important. Most health issues, such as poor digestion and back pain, are caused by improper sitting posture. Muscle tension and inflammation are common side effects of poor sitting posture. Sitting correctly also promotes proper blood circulation and enhances general health. If you're having problems related to a bad sitting posture, consulting a chiropractor may help correct your posture and health problems associated with it.

What Is the Correct Sitting Posture?

It's not difficult to recognize the traits of a correct sitting posture. Chiropractors may suggest a proper sitting position to make your spine to maintain the natural curvature. The back should be naturally curved inward while your legs are in their normal posture, and the head should maintain the natural inward curvature. The body should be in a state of relaxation.

Why Chiropractors Think a Correct Sitting Posture Is Important

The spine, with its various muscles, joints, and ligaments, bears the upper body's weight. Poor posture may affect the spine's physical outlook and create mobility issues. Chiropractors think the lumbar spine may be the first part of the spine to be affected by bad posture. The lumbar spine contains five lumbar vertebrae, which join at the neck's bottom. The sacrum strengthens the lower back and aids in maintaining adequate weight distribution between the lower and upper bodies.

The thoracic spine is another part of the spine. There are 12 vertebrae in this section of the spine. It starts in the buttocks and runs all the way down to the clavicles and lower ribs. It's important to remember that bad posture affects the whole body. So chiropractors suggest you sit properly to prevent developing a back pain.

The cervical spine is the third part of the spine that is affected by improper sitting posture. The ribs lend support to this section of the spine, which helps maintain the neck and head in appropriate alignment. Headaches, shoulder pain, neck pain are symptoms linked with bad posture.

It May Relieve Back Pain

Back pain may be caused due to a variety of factors, including bad sitting posture. When you slouch while sitting, your hips, pelvis, and spine are all affected. People who spend most of their time in front of a computer have issues with spinal alignment. Chiropractors suggest people in this situation practice proper sitting posture to avoid back pain.

Suggestions by Chiropractors

Some of the sitting techniques suggested by chiropractors include keeping the computer monitor at your eye level. Keep your feet parallel to the ground or rest on a footrest. The head, neck, and spine must be in proper alignment when sitting on a chair. An ergonomic chair with adjustable height may help in the long run.

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

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