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How Chiropractic Can Help Your Posture

By Sara Butler

You may think that seeing your chiropractor is just about being adjusted and sent on your way, but it’s really so much more! If one of your bad habits is poor posture, then your chiropractor can definitely help you to make some changes to improve it. To set the spinal record straight here’s what you need to know about poor posture and how your chiropractor can help!

Why Good Posture Can Be Difficult

If you routinely practice poor posture, then you may be frustrated with yourself about it. How hard can it be to sit and stand straight? Well, if you’ve fallen into bad posture habits, it can be difficult to practice good posture. While some people have structural issues that can make posture even more difficult, for other people the problem is commonly one of the following:

  • Unhealthy weight
  • Bad postural habits
  • Muscle weakness in the core
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Pain that prevents proper posture
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Degenerative back conditions
  • Non-ergonomic chairs

The Consequences of Bad Posture

Posture is important because it has a direct impact on your spine. If you consistently practice poor posture, then you may find you experience pain in your back, your neck, knees, pelvis, hips, and shoulders. This is because you’re out of balance, and eventually this could lead you to experience chronic pain – all because you slouch.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Your chiropractor has been trained to look at your posture and analyze it with a keen eye to detect any problems. They can find the root of the problem and help you to fix your posture. They often look for:

  • Variance in your stance
  • Forward head tilt
  • Uneven shoulder height
  • Changes in your natural gait
  • Alignment of your knees
  • Increase in spinal curvatures

Once a chiropractor determines the underlying problem with your posture, then they can discuss a treatment plan with you to attack your posture problems and help you straighten up. Spinal adjustments, exercise, and stretches may be a part of your treatment. They can also educate you on the proper ways to sit, stand, and even sleep in order to help you to achieve a more proper posture.

If you have questions about your posture or feel as if it’s become a problem for you but you don’t know what to do about it, then drop into The Joint today!

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

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