Chiropractic Tips for Improving Posture
By Sara Butler
If you suffer from back pain, there is something you can do that will have a huge impact on it – straighten up! Working to improve your posture is one of the best things you can do for the health of your spine and the health of your whole body. Here are a few tips from the chiropractors at The Joint to get you started!
Get Your Body Moving
You can’t maintain proper posture without strong muscles to help you do it. When you exercise, you are building up the strength in the muscles that offer support to your back and help you sit, stand and walk in a proper position. You can start off slow with toe touches and sit-ups to help keep the muscles around your spine strong and flexible. Strengthening these muscles also helps give your chiropractic adjustments more mileage and helps you to stay in proper alignment for longer. After just a few weeks you should start to notice a difference one you begin a workout routine, but if you don’t know where to start you should talk to your chiropractor about it during your next adjustment!
Check Your Body Movements
Take time to stop and think about the ways in which you hold and move your body. Do you walk with your head up and your shoulders back? Do you slouch? Do you spend a lot of time looking down at your smartphone or other devices?
It will pay off if you concentrate on the ways in which you move and position your body over the course of a day. Take stock when you are standing, sitting, walking, running and even sleeping. Then you can work to keep your body aligned as you move through the day. This can help to alleviate back or neck pain in your life because when you practice poor posture, it actually puts more stress and strain on your body, fatiguing your muscles and making it more difficult to move as you need to. Improper posture can cause you to be stiff and stressed, so work on it so you can break the poor posture cycle.
See Your Chiropractor!
Of course, seeing your chiropractor regularly will benefit your posture! They can treat you with specialized techniques to adjust and align your body. The best thing about chiropractic care is that the techniques are non-invasive and natural, plus they have a long history of helping many people who suffer from neck and back pain.