Chiropractic Tips to Stop the Slouch!
By Sara Butler
When your posture is poor, then it can have a big impact on your health. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic see many patients whose number one problem when it comes to spinal health is their posture. If you can fine-tune your posture and take steps to improve it, then you can feel better, have more energy, look better, and relieve some of the stress and strain placed on your joints. Here are a few tips from the chiropractors at The Joint to help you stop the slouch for good!
How Poor Posture Impacts You
Why is poor posture so bad? Well, it can lead to a lot of problems -- some you may not expect. These can include:
- Jaw pain
- Impaired digestion
- Muscle strain
- Joint pain
- Impaired circulation
- Problems breathing
Of course, these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to issues with poor posture, they simply happen to be the most common. If you continue with poor posture and don't take steps to improve it, then you can develop more serious issues with your spine that can impact how you function as well as how you feel. That's why it's important to take steps to correct your posture over time.
What You Can Do
You cannot correct your posture magically overnight, but you can do a few small things to help. These include:
- Avoid slouching - When you're working at your computer or sitting at a desk all day, then work to remember not to slouch. Get a chair that helps to support better posture and take frequent breaks in order to get out of the posture you've been sitting in.
- Drive straight - When you're in your car, position your seat so that it helps to support a tall, straight posture. Your knees shouldn't be above your hips, your shoulders should be back and not slumped forward, and your head should touch the headrest on your seat.
- Avoid tech neck - How much time do you spend on electronic devices such as a tablet or phone each day? If it's any amount of time, then you are in danger of developing a forward head posture called tech neck. Make sure to raise your device up to eye level instead of looking down at it to help relieve tension in your shoulders and neck while keeping your head up straight.
- See the chiropractor - The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can use hands-on chiropractic adjustments to help eliminate joint restrictions and dysfunctions that may contribute to your poor posture
Proper posture is so important. If you need more tips, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Magnolia, Tex.