The Risks of Poor Posture
By Sara Butler
Posture is something that tends to get overlooked. You move throughout your day and just do what you do, all without realizing the ways in which you sit, stand, and even sleep can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellness. Poor posture leads to physical and mental complications -- more than many people are aware of. There’s a reason why your grandmother always told you to sit up straight! If you don’t appease your grandmother and make posture a priority in your life, then here are some of the risks you may be taking with your health.
Slouching and sitting for long periods of time makes it difficult for your internal organs to function optimally -- organs like those in your digestive system. Your digestive tract can be restricted, causing digestive issues. If you’re currently experiencing problems with your digestive system, it might just be because of your posture.
Poor posture doesn’t allow your body to function as it should. That means that the stress you are exposed to each day can’t be dealt with as it should be. This can result in a bad mood or even depression, as your body slows down its internal workings and lowers your energy levels, leaving you tired. All because of poor posture!
Damage to the Spine
Major problems with the spine can arise after a time when you practice poor posture. Changes can take place in the natural curvature of the spice, placing stress and strain on the spine and perhaps even blocking or altering the messages that travel through your spine to the rest of your body, impacting how your body works together as a whole.
How the Chiropractor Helps
The chiropractors at The Joint can help you to correct your poor posture and help your body to work optimally. They can assess your current posture and work with you to create a treatment plan to address postural problems such as:
- Forward head posture
- Pelvis/hip leveling
- Damage to the natural curvature of the spine
If you’re worried about your posture and how it may be impacting your health, then come to The Joint Chiropractic for an evaluation today. It’s never too late to turn your posture around and make your grandmother proud!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Burnsville, Minn.