Help Yourself to Good Posture, a Great Back
By Sandy Schroeder
Back pain frequently hits a large part of the population, slowing down lives, and creating pain and discomfort. Often, it comes from daily tasks on the job and in our homes. Learning what works, and what does not, brings up the question of posture.
Posture makes a difference. The way you sit, bend, lift, pull and stand can increase or reduce your risk for back, neck or shoulder pain. Poor posture is easy to spot in a protruding abdomen, hunched shoulders, and a neck and chin that leans forward.
Learning how to improve your posture could start with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint Chiropractic focuses on spinal health every day. When you visit, they can help you align your spine and improve your posture.
In your first visit, your chiropractor will explain why he or she believes a healthy spine could create a healthier you.
If it seems beneficial, the chiropractor will do a spinal adjustment to fix any dysfunctions in the spine. You may feel pain relief in the back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joints. You may also experience extra benefits, such as more energy, better focus, or better sleep.
Overall, the goal will be to help you achieve pain relief and resume normal activities without using pain medications or surgery.
As you evaluate the results of the spinal adjustment, you may want to set up future visits and start working to improve your posture.
Here are a few posture steps to take:
- Maintain good posture at work and at home.
- Keep work material and screens at eye level.
- Move about to avoid getting stuck in one position.
- Sleep on a firm mattress that suits you.
- Use exercises and activities that your physician approves to sharpen your posture and muscle strength.
Once you achieve good posture, you may wonder why you waited so long. Not only will you be protecting your body, but you may feel better and be inspired to do more.
I have had many friends and relatives who have run into back problems, and had to sort out posture, weight and work habits to get back to normal. Others ran into neck pain as they let their screens take over, bending forward at work, and hunching over them at home. They all came to terms with the issue with the help of their chiropractors.
If this sounds like something you need to pursue, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and find out more. The Joint makes everything simple. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Clinics are open seven days a week, and include evening hours. No appointments are needed.