Chiropractic Care Can Help Improve Your Posture
By Stephen R. Farris
You know that feeling you get when you're slouching over the front of your desk and your back feels all knotted up and kind of painful? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. We've all experienced it. Once we straighten up and arch our back we feel a loosening, or even a cracking feeling, and it feels oh so good at the moment.
Unfortunately, that achy, painful feeling doesn't take long to return. One of the biggest problems is not practicing good posture, which can be one of the sources for upper and lower back pain.
A good posture helps keep the spine in a neutral position, keeping the muscles around it balanced. Poor posture puts undue pressure on the spine, joints, muscles and ligaments, therefore putting us in jeopardy of getting injured in some shape, form, or fashion over a period of time.
That's why it's important to practice good posture every chance you can, and to reap the benefits such as a few of the following:
- Reduced lower back pain
- Fewer headaches
- An increase in energy levels
- Reduction of tension in the shoulders and neck
- Reduction in risk of developing abnormal wearing on the surface of joints
- Increased lung capacity
- Improvement in circulation and digestion
- Reduced pain in the temporomandibular joint
- Improvement in core and scapular strength
- Improved form in your workouts
- Look taller
- More confident
If you'd like to find out more about how to correct and maintain good posture, then talk with your local chiropractor such as the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. Any one of their licensed doctors of chiropractic can answer your questions, plus offer advice and suggestions to help get you started to better posture.
The Joint Chiropractic offers an all-natural, non-invasive, non-addictive way to relieve pain and manage it with chiropractic care/treatment.
Even better news is that you don't have to have an appointment to see one of the chiropractors at The Joint. Just walk right in to any one of their more than 500 nationwide locations. No worries about insurance co-payments either, as The Joint Chiropractic offers several treatment options that won't stifle your checkbook. Their goal is to get you pain-free so you'll be able to return to the active, healthy lifestyle that you've enjoyed.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena, Tex.