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Stop Slouching! Your Chiropractor Says So

By Brandi Goodman 

Too many people slouch their backs, hunch their shoulders, and never sit up straight. This practice can quickly lead to chronic shoulder and back pain that's hard to recover from. Practicing proper posture can help your body in numerous ways. Chiropractors advise you to stop slouching and start standing and sitting upright for better well-being.

Improving Circulation

The blood circulation within your body requires proper posture. The more slouched you are, the more difficult it is for blood to flow freely. This can lead to dire health concerns. Do not sit with your legs crossed and make sure your back remains in an upright position so blood can continue to circulate as intended. You need proper circulation for all of your organs to function correctly.

Preventing Joint Pain

Certain joints within you body, particularly those in your knees, can be greatly damaged by poor posture. The more you cross your legs, stand slumped to one side instead of upright, and otherwise exhibit poor posture, the more likely it is that you'll harm yourself. People who already suffer from arthritis of the knees will have their symptoms exacerbated by bad posture. You may find yourself unable to move as well as you once did with debilitating pain. 

Keeping Weight Off Your Shoulders

Ten pounds is the average weight of a person's head. This weight is placed on your shoulders every time you let your head fall forward as you look down at your phone. The more you do this, the more damage you're causing. Your neck and shoulder muscles have to work hard to hold that weight. You may experience muscle fatigue and then pain because of this. Headaches are also a common symptom. Keep your head held high so your muscles aren't being pulled constantly and avoid the associated aches.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Start seeing a chiropractor regularly and you can watch as your posture improves. Joint restrictions present in your body can cause you to slouch without you even realizing it. Get those subluxations fixed and you may find yourself able to stand taller. Slouching can greatly impact your spine. An assessment from The Joint Chiropractic can help determine how badly. You can ask for additional tips and tricks on using good posture as well. A strong and healthy spine is the goal.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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