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How's Your Posture? Your Chiropractor Can Help

By Donna Stark

Unless you are surrounded by mirrors everywhere you go, it might be difficult to know how good your posture is. Do you slouch your shoulders? Are you standing upright? It's hard to tell if you have been living with poor posture for years, isn't it? But don't worry! There are several signs to look for when determining how well you hold and carry your body, and there is plenty of help to improve the way you do at The Joint Chiropractic!

The Signs of Poor Posture

Since you aren't walking around with mirrors on every side of you, it's important to know the physical signs of poor posture. And it's important to know these because poor posture doesn't just look bad, it's also very damaging to your body and overall health. Check out some of the most common signs below.

  • Neck pain - Without moving your head, take a second to stop and check how you are holding it. Is it in a forward and down position? Is it in line with your shoulders? If not, you are putting your neck in a compromised position and increasing the risk of neck pain.
  • Shoulder pain - Now, let's move on to your shoulders. Are they slouched forward? Do you have a rounded upper back? Poor posture can lead to pain and discomfort in both the front and back of your shoulders.
  • Lower back pain - Bad posture can cause excess stress and strain on your spine which can lead to significant pain in your lower back. But don't make the mistake of focusing only on the way you sit. Poor posture while you are walking, standing, bending, lifting, and lying down can also lead to the pain you may be feeling.
  • Head pain - Struggling with headaches? Poor posture can lead to tight muscles in your back, neck, and shoulders which can quickly lead to headache and migraine pain.

Correcting Posture With Chiropractic Care

There are plenty of ways to correct your posture, but the most effective and easiest way is to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. The adjustments that your chiropractor provides will place your body in proper alignment, ease muscle tension, and restore joint function. Your chiropractor may also suggest certain exercises and stretches that will help improve the way you position your body throughout the day. Achieving good posture is easy but seeing your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic is easier, so come on in today!

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

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