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The Best Chiropractor-Approved Exercises to Improve Posture

If you have ever wanted to know about one of the most common sources and causes of back pain, you may be surprised to know that it is actually nothing more than poor posture. It seems pretty easy to keep your posture in check, but what is actually pretty easy is to throw your neck, shoulders, and back out of alignment with poor posture.

This problem is getting even worse as our society becomes more and more obsessed with using technology at work, at home, and even on the go. We crane our necks down and forward to look at our phone and computer screens, which causes us to revert to poor posturing habits over time. Even if technology isn't to blame for your posture issues, it is important to do your best to take care of these issues sooner rather than later, since poor posture can lead to a wide variety of health problems, from back pain to even increased anxiety and depression. I learned about some very helpful exercises that can boost a person's posture from an article that I recently came across by Muscle and Fitness, and I am happy to share what I learned there here with you. 

One of the most important parts of your body that you should be focusing on in order to improve your posture is your shoulders. While there are a few great gym exercises you can get in to improve shoulder and upper back strength, chiropractors recommend simple door way stretches to their patients who are advised to strengthen their posture. Simply stretch out your chest while tightening up your shoulders for thirty to sixty seconds a few times each day. Chiropractors have concluded that rear deltoid exercises also work correct any problems with a patient's posture.

Perform these exercises and stretches in between sessions of chiropractic care for safe and effective results. While a licensed doctor of chiropractic can use manual manipulation techniques to correct any misalignments in the spinal column, a patient who works on improving their posture and their overall health outside of the chiropractic clinic has an even higher chance of eliminating back pain and improving posture sooner as well as much more effectively. Be sure to ask your chiropractor about any other tips they have for your specific healthcare needs.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Jim Makos

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