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Poor Posture: Wreaking Havoc on Your Health

By Sara Butler

Do you remember walking around with a book balanced on your head to help you perfect your posture? You may have seen it as a silly exercise or think that posture only really makes a difference in how you look, but the truth is that your posture has a big impact on your health and wellness. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to understand how your posture can impact your health and how a chiropractor can help to keep you on the straight and narrow!

Your Spine Curves

Sitting with proper posture does not include a straight spine. That's because your spine has natural curves. There's one in your neck, your mid-back, and your lower back. When you sit with poor posture, these natural curves are distorted, impacting your whole body and potentially causing problems not limited to your spine. Chiropractic adjustments are one way to help preserve the curves in your spine and keep your body balanced and free from joint dysfunction or restriction.

Pain - Of the Back and Beyond

It's not a surprise to learn that poor posture can lead to back pain. People with poor posture often suffer from pain the lower back, pain that can be treated effectively with regular chiropractic care. What you may not expect is that poor posture can cause pain in the rest of your body.

A spine that isn't supported well causes some muscles to get overworked while causing other muscles to become weaker. These types of muscular imbalances can cause pain in other parts of your body and lead to injury as you go through the daily motions of life. Remember that time you got up out of bed and threw your back out? That was probably because of muscle imbalances -- and those need the attention and care of the chiropractor.

Issues with Digestion

When you sit slumped over your desk or computer all day, it can have a real impact on the organs in your abdomen -- especially the ones responsible for digestion. Poor posture can squeeze these organs, impairing digestion and not allowing the organs to work optimally.

When you correct your posture you do more than simply look better, you also help your body to work as it should. If you need help improving your posture, then come to see the chiropractors at The Joint today for help!

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

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