How Posture Can Work For or Against You
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us snap to attention when posture is mentioned. We all know we are supposed to stand up straight. But what happens next is the real story.
Good posture counts.
- It’s key to walking, carrying, countless daily movements
- It’s vital for balance
- It supports physical activities and sports
On the other hand, bad posture may deliver a sore back, stiff neck, or many other long-term issues.
Harvard Health tells us how good posture looks when we are standing.
- Chin is parallel with floor
- Shoulders are even. Roll them up, back and down to get there
- Spine is in neutral position, not arched or flexed
- Arms are at sides, elbows straight and even
- Abdominal muscles are braced
- Hips are even
- Knees are even, pointing forward
- Body weight is evenly distributed on both feet
Seeing Your Chiropractor
If you are having pain, or just want to learn more about protecting your body, your chiropractor can help. The licensed chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic near you are well equipped to assist, and guide you. They see a stream of adults, teens, children and seniors every day. The overall goal is to seek pain relief, and normal activities, without medications or surgery.
Bring your issues and concerns, and get to know your chiropractor.
Your chiropractor will explain how the spine and posture affect our lives. The spine encases the nervous system that coordinates and controls everything we do. When the spine is healthy, we may be, too.
Pain in the back, neck, legs, arms, hands and feet can be caused by joint restrictions that respond well to adjustments. The adjustment is the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. It is done in an open bay area on a comfortable table. You may feel pain relief, along with other benefits, such as more alertness, energy or better sleep.
Together, you and your chiropractor, can assess your results and shape a plan that helps you improve your posture and eliminate pain.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you makes everything simple. No appointments are needed. Weekend and evening hours are available. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.