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The Chiropractic Tips You Need on Posture

By Brandi Goodman 

Your posture is important. If you've heard that from a young age, and remember being told to sit up straight, you were taught right. Your posture matters far more than many people realize. Sit slouched, slump over, stand with weight on one side, and you're putting your spine through a lot. With some chiropractic tips in mind, you can improve your posture and keep your back feeling its best.

Stretch Often, and Then Stretch Some More

Stretching is key to keeping your body limber. Your joints can suffer if you aren't maintaining your proper posture and staying slouched often. Stretching them back out can help to alleviate tension and get them feeling flexible and loose again. It's easier to sit up straight and maintain posture when you're well-stretched and feeling your best. 

Stop With the Tech Neck

Tech neck refers to the practice of looking down at your technology-capable devices for extended timeframes. You're likely to experience pain in your neck and shoulders at the very least. At the worst end of this, people have started developing humps in their necks due to all the time spent looking down. You need to stop with this tech neck problem and start looking up more. Keep your head held high and looking forward, even when using small electronic devices. 

Skip the High Heels

High heels cause uneven posture. You're standing at an unusual angle, putting unnecessary strain on your lower body. You should skip the heels and stick with athletic shoes for the best posture possible. They offer far more cushion and support to keep your feet and legs from throbbing.

Change How You Sleep

If you realize you've been waking in pain, you may be sleeping incorrectly. Sleeping on your stomach, in particular, can quickly lead to spine troubles. You're throwing off your posture and making your back suffer. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees to help keep your spine straight. If you're still waking in pain, the mattress or pillow could be the culprit. It may be time to update them.

These tips should help you improve your posture quickly, but you can add routine chiropractic to the mix to really help get your spine back inline. Your spine can suffer greatly if your posture is off. Let a chiropractor at The Joint adjust you well and correct any subluxations so you can stand and sit straight and tall. 

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

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