13 Apr Poor Posture: Your Chiropractor Can Help
Correct posture is the foundation for a healthy back and freedom from pain. When recurring or painful issues arise in the joints and back, it is often an imbalance in the spine that causes such issues. If you’ve been dealing with a slouched posture, aching back every morning when you get out of bed or even an uneven appearance in the mirror, poor posture is likely the cause.
So, can a chiropractor help with posture? The answer is yes.
A chiropractor is trained to diagnose, treat and maintain the proper spinal and body alignment necessary for a pain and injury-free lifestyle.
Posture is very important to your health. With proper posture, your bones and joints maintain correct alignment. Also, the stress on ligaments is reduced and thus the likelihood of injury. Another benefit of proper posture is that muscle strain, overuse and pain are decreased. Your joints will wear normally with proper alignment and the supportive muscles will work efficiently again.
Many of the signs of bad posture are visible. Patients typically exhibit hunched or rounded shoulder, rounded upper back, forward head carriage or an arched lower back. Typically, back pain accompanies these symptoms but an experienced chiropractor, like those at Luxxey Chiropractic, will be able to diagnosis poor posture.
Whether you have sought treatment in the past or wish to improve your posture now, these few tips will help. Focus on your posture as you sit. When seated, either use a footrest or keep both feet on the floor. Avoid crossing your feet to keep while seated, as well. Consider supporting your lower back to keep the proper alignment and decrease pain.
Chiropractic care is the best choice when it comes to diagnosis and treating poor posture and all the symptoms associated with it. A spinal examination from a professional, like those at Luxxey Chiropractic, will assess your body positions and target the causes of the poor posture. It is not always the case that the patient exhibits the symptoms exclusively while seated and the examination will involve standing observations and analysis while lying down. By thoroughly examining the patient’s condition and the severity of the posture, the chiropractor will then begin treatment and recommend a course of action.
Through gentle manipulations of specific joints and areas of the body, a trained chiropractor will free up your body to move naturally again. Typically done while comfortably lying on the table, immobile joints that can be causing nerve interference and muscle restriction will be “popped” and put into correct positioning. The initial correction sets In motion the body’s self-=healing and the results benefits can be noticed immediately. With that being said, it is sometimes the case where continued care and treatment is required to correct more severe cases of poor posture or keep proper alignment sustained.
Contact Luxxey Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation. We will work with you to diagnose the sources of your back pain, or pain elsewhere, and to return your freedom and mobility. You do not have to suffer from poor posture and the pain that goes with it, any longer.