Why is Posture important?
Maintaining good posture is essential to keep your spine in correct alignment and reduce degenerative changes that can occur when the spine Suffers from micro traumas. Chiropractic experts can fix a bad posture through posture improvement treatment.
Poor Posture can cause spinal dysfunction, including joint and disc degeneration, rounded shoulders, neck humps, back pain and weak muscles.
Micro traumas may include sitting for an extended period, hunched over at your desk, looking down at your phone and poor tongue posture when breathing.
But the good news is that even with years of poor Posture, it is possible to improve and correct your Posture with the correct treatment, exercises and environmental changes. By implementing positive changes to improve your Posture, you may see results within 6 months.
How does chiropractic help improve Posture?
Chiropractors assess your spine for its structure and subluxations, which are affected by Posture and microtraumas. When the spine undergoes long periods affected by microtraumas, it can start to
degenerate and affect the nerves that move through the spinal column and out to the body, resulting in pain that refers to other places, such as the head, arms and legs.
You may not realise that the pain stems from the spine in this case, so this is why we complete a thorough whole-body physical exam to assess where your pain is preventing from. Regular treatments of adjustments, massage, trigger point therapy and exercise prescriptions are all techniques chiropractors utilise to help you improve your Posture.
Book in to see one of our chiropractors today to see how we can help your Posture!
Tips for better Posture at home/ work?
– Set up your workstation to be more ergonomic
– Computer monitor/ laptop screen eye level
– Ergonomic chair
– Chair height set so feet are flat on the floor
– Standing desk
– Get up and move every 30-60 minutes of working
– Hold the phone at eye level
– Keep shoulders back and back straight
Exercises for Better Posture?
– Downward dog
– Pec stretches
– Upper traps stretch