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Why Good Posture is Key for Your Health

The position we are all in most these days is with our head forward, reading our phones. The problem is, this position can add up to 30 pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine!

As you can imagine, this can pull the whole spine out of alignment.

You probably have poor posture if you ever experience any of the following:

  • tension or pain across the upper back or shoulder blades
  • frequent headaches
  • low back pain
  • feel inflexible

 

Posture and Your Muscles


Poor posture shifts the body weight unevenly to some muscles, making them chronically tight and sore, while others get weak from under-use.

Imbalanced muscles create un-even pull on the bones of the spine, shoulders and hips, causing misalignment and spinal nerve stress. That nerve stress leads to even tighter muscles, and the vicious cycle goes on and on.

This is a common pattern in people suffering with fibromyalgia, headaches, shoulder pain and upper back pain.

 

But the good news you can break this cycle!


Start by improving your posture yourself– make an effort to sit and stand up straight. However, that alone can't undo the alignment problems that developed gradually from years of poor posture.

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Chiropractic adjustment can correct the spinal problems that are causing you trouble and relieve the nerve pressure and stress, allowing the muscles to start adapting and get more flexible so you can more easily straighten up.

Remember, you didn't get that way overnight, and changing takes time, too. But with a health care team that's invested in helping you, you will find relief. Click here to come in for your first session!

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