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Is Your Posture Causing Pain?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Bad posture is an epidemic. Because of our lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyles, and excessive technology use, posture has taken a turn for the worse. More people than ever before are suffering from ailments due to poor posture. At first, that may seem a bit silly -- what kind of ailments could poor posture possibly cause? Besides harming your own mental health, poor posture has also been linked to pain. So what can you do to feel better? If you suffer from bad posture, take a look at how to get rid of the pain and how to improve your posture starting today.

How is Pain Related to Posture?

When we slouch, it places pressure on the spine. For the vast majority of people in our modern world, this pressure is in the neck (thanks to phones!). The use of technology is so prevalent, it's even causing the spine to permanently curve in the neck, which inevitably leads to ongoing pain. Of course, the pain isn't always felt in the neck. Poor posture can create pain in the lower back, shoulders, chest, and various other places around the body.

Other Benefits of Good Posture

Besides helping you deal with pain, improving your posture can also improve digestion, strengthen the back muscles as well as the abs, and boost your self-confidence. How do you improve posture? Practice, practice, practice! It can also be helpful to do posture specific exercises, use a support device when necessary, and limit your time on a screen. 

Chiropractic Care Might Help You Stand Up

Another great way to deal with pain as well as improve your posture is to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors can remove joint restrictions from the body, reduce pain, and improve the mobility of the spine and joints. But chiropractors can do more than that. They can also give you extremely effective advice for improving the health of the spine and overall posture. If you don't know where to begin, start with a trip to the chiropractor and follow their advice for improving your posture, reducing your pain, and feeling better than ever.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your posture problems, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. The last thing you need when it comes to getting care is more stress! Luckily, The Joint makes the process easier than ever. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra worries. Don't suffer through life with poor posture and pain. Get help with a trip to The Joint Chiropractic starting today. 

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

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