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Back Hurting? Poor Posture Could Be the Problem!

By Donna Stark

Something has been brewing for quite a while and it's now starting to create a lot of problems, isn't it? If you back has been trying to warn you, it's important to pay attention because aches and pains are not a normal part of life. They just aren't. So what could be causing yours? Well, if you haven't sustained an injury recently, there is a good chance your discomfort is being caused by poor posture.

Symptoms of Poor Posture

Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are excited to share how chiropractic care can help improve posture, but before they do, you need to know what to look out for. Here are three warning signs that could mean your posture is out of whack.

  • Pain - Pain and discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders when sitting and standing is often related to poor posture. Poor posture can lead to excess stress and strain, increased inflammation, and weakened abdominal muscles. 
  • Stiffness - Do you feel like you are constantly stretching your body to relieve stiffness? Poor posture can cause your spine and its surrounding muscles to become quite stiff and sore. If you find that you are stretching more than you ever were before, and aren't getting the relief you need, you may want to adjust your posture.
  • Medications and heating pads - Are you going through your pain relievers as if they were candy? Heading out to buy more is not your answer here. And neither is that heating pad. Medications and heating pads will only mask your symptoms, so relief will be temporary. Your answer may need to be a change in position, so give that a try first!

Chiropractic Care for Improved Posture

Over time, poor posture can lead to significant damage to your spine, so it is important to address this issue as soon as you can. Fortunately, it is easy to do so with chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic. Routine chiropractic care supports and encourages correct posture by placing the spine in proper alignment. Your local chiropractor can also give you specific advice on how you can maintain good posture throughout the day.

Attaining Pain-Free Days

If you are experiencing back or neck pain and suspect poor posture as the cause, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. With safe, effective, and precise adjustments, they will have you sitting up straight and feeling better in no time!

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

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