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Is Poor Posture a Big Deal? You Bet!

By Donna Stark

Do you ever spend time thinking about your posture? Do you wonder if bad posture is as big of a deal as it is made out to be? Well, you could ask your mom or grandmother what they think about it, but you know they will be a little bit biased. After all, they have been scolding you for years to correct yours. So instead, why not ask a professional? Head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic and ask them what they think about posture. You may be surprised to learn that yes, it really is a big deal. Here's why.

Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

Pain in the back, neck, or shoulders is one of the most common effects of poor posture. This is due to the extra stress and strain that is placed on the body when a person is in the wrong position. For some, this pain and discomfort can be felt immediately, but for others, the pain can take its time to show up, and if months or years pass by, there could be a tremendous amount of degeneration to deal with.

Poor Circulation

There is no denying that your brain and other organs need oxygen. The way they get it is through good circulation and the way you can improve your circulation is to focus on your posture, especially if you have a job that requires you to sit for hours on end. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The nerves in your back have a major say in how your arms, wrists, and hands feel, but the posture of your spine isn't the only thing you should be worried about. Poor posture in your wrists is also a big concern when it comes to carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes tingling, numbness, weakness, and pain, and if it isn't addressed quickly enough, can lead to permanent damage.

Headaches

Although headaches can come from a variety of causes, poor posture definitely tops the list! By holding and carrying your body in the wrong position, the muscles in your body may become tense and strained, and when that occurs, the risk of a headache developing increases. If you are on your phone a lot or sit in front of a computer, chances are good that your headaches are coming from bad posture.

It's a Big Deal

Good posture is important for optimal health and wellness so start focusing on what you can do to improve yours. And if you need any suggestions on how to do so or are feeling some pain in your body, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They can help!

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

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