Something that affects a large portion of the population and causes a host of different physical ailments is poor posture.
Though most of us choose to slouch, slump, hunch, or lean, we have total control over whether we maintain good posture or not, even though it is up to us. Unfortunately, poor posture can end up causing a lot of pain and discomfort, however, fortunately, they can be improved with chiropractic treatment. With this in mind, we at Revelation Chiropractic would like to discuss how chiropractic treatment can help improve poor posture.
Why is it Hard to Keep Good Posture?
It is difficult for most people to maintain good posture. When compared to keeping your shoulders back and keep the natural curve in your lower spine intact, it is much easier to let your shoulders hunch forward and your pelvis slouch back. Though most have what are known as positional causes for poor posture, some people have structural causes of poor posture that are no fault of their own. Such examples include:
– Slouch due to self-esteem issues.
– Proper posture is prevented because of pain in areas of the body.
– Support from a non-ergonomic chair give you an over-reliance.
– Muscle spasm or imbalance.
– In the midsection, you have a general weakness.
– Excessive weight.
– Correct posture is prevented from degenerative conditions.
– General laziness leading to bad postural habits.
Short & Long Term Effects of Bad Posture
Pain is one of the primary consequences of consistent poor posture. When you regularly place undue stress on your pelvis, back, neck, knees, shoulders, and hips you’re going to become out of balance, your body craves balance. When in truth they are from your habit of poor posture, over time you may develop chronic pain conditions that you may attribute to getting older or some other condition.
Take the Time to Get an Expert Assessment. To determine what is at the root of the problem, chiropractic doctors have the ability to analyze your posture. Your chiropractor will look for specific signs that can include:
– Variations in your stance such as turning one or both feet outward.
– Evaluating across your shoulders the height variance.
– Alterations in your normal gait.
– Checking to see if your spinal curvature has an increase.
– Your knees alignment.
– If the pelvis has a forward tilt.
How Can You Correct Bad Posture?
A chiropractor can create a treatment program and help you correct the problem once the underlying causes of your posture issues are determined. You may be given instruction on how to sit properly, stand and walk properly, and work properly as it relates to posture along with spinal adjustments. Being only half the battle, your chiropractic treatment will help, but ultimately, you will a need to be more conscious of your posture in your daily activities and correct the bad habits you have created over the years as well. With regular practice, you can master this challenging task.