Straighten Up and Thrive with Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
See if you can catch yourself in a mirror as you walk past, or have someone take a picture of you sitting at your computer. What you see may not be what you expected. We all want to believe that we have good posture and sit and stand straight most of the time, but our slumped shoulders and bent heads tell the real story.
Many of us spend 90 percent of our day sitting at work in front of a computer, or hunched over a phone or tablet at home. At the same time, we tend to slouch and let the spine curve forward causing neck and back problems, according to Harvard Health.
How Chiropractic Helps
Chiropractic and good posture may have the answers that we need now. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that helps individuals find natural, drug-free solutions every day.
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how spinal health impacts overall health. The spine houses the central nervous system that serves as command central for everything we do. When the spine is healthy we may be too.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve an aching back or neck and create an overall sense of well-being. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments will help keep the benefits coming, and provide the focus point to improve your posture with the help of your chiropractor.
General Posture Pointers
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How you should look - Keep shoulders down and back, pull the head back and focus on the core.
Engage the core - Pull the belly button in toward the spine to help the abdominal muscle act like an alignment girdle around the spine.
Use back or lumbar support pillows - These help the lower the spine when you sit, keeping the spine straight.
Change sitting positions - Every 30 to 60 minutes, move around to avoid trapping the spine in one position for long periods of time.
Consider using a large stability ball - If you sit for long periods you might use a ball or kneeling chair for part of the time to keep your spine in a neutral position.
I have watched many people deal with the effects of poor posture and sitting or standing in one position for long periods of time. Their chiropractor helped them find their way back, moving away from pain and moving toward active, functional lives.
When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare packages and plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.