What better way to celebrate Correct Posture Month than by taking care of your spine?
Correct Posture Month encourages people to think about how posture can affect their overall health. Posture refers to the position a person’s body is in whilst they are sitting or standing.
Sedentary activities such as sitting, reading, playing video games, using a computer sedentary activities and more physical activities like gardening, bending or lifting objects, are often performed with poor posture.
A good and strong posture keeps your body looking good and moving well. Here at Mauricio Chiropractic, we feel it is our duty to improve everybody’s posture.
Advantages of Good Posture
- Extra height – up to 3 inches of our natural body height can be lost with poor posture. With good posture, we can regain our full height.
- Fatigue Prevention – good posture means the body is using muscles more efficiently, meaning less energy is being spent keeping the body in position.
- Prevention of strains, backache and muscular pain.
- Prevention of wear on the joints and less strain on the body’s ligaments.
- Prevention of secondary complications such as arthritis and impairment of circulatory and digestive systems.
- Improved appearance – people with good posture, carry themselves in a more natural manner and generally look better than those whose posture is out of balance.
Our chiropractors at Mauricio Chiropractic have long helped people who suffered from bad posture. Here are a few tips from our experts to improve your posture at home.
Don’t Be a Slouch!
It adds stress on your spine. This puts a strain on the bones, muscles, and joints you need to hold your backbone in place.
Stand up tall. You’ll feel better and look better, even slimmer. Hold your head straight and tuck in your chin.
It’s comfortable to slouch while you’re at work, but it’s really bad for your posture. Sit all the way back in your chair to protect your spine’s natural curve.
No ‘Text Neck’
If you’re on your phone all day, take a minute to stretch your neck. Tilting your neck really strains your spine. Lift up your phone and move your eyes, not your neck.
Sleep The Right Way
Skip the soft mattress and choose one that holds your spine’s natural curve. Get rid of the thick pillow and go for a small one under your neck.
Heavyweight around your stomach adds stress on your back. A good workout plan should keep your body and spine in top shape.
These are all great ways to improve your posture on your own, but the best you can do for yourself is to get regular chiropractic adjustments.
Can A Chiropractor Help Improve My Posture?
Absolutely. If the body has a noticeable postural imbalance, for example, a high right shoulder, over time, it can have a serious effect on the bodies’ nervous system and spine. A chiropractor can help you correct poor posture with a chiropractic adjustment to assure that your body is functioning optimally.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain and bad posture.
It refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have unusual movement patterns or fail to function normally. The main goal is to reduce the subluxation, the altered position of the vertebra and subsequent functional loss, increasing range of motion, reducing irritability and improving function.
What to expect from a spinal adjustment?
- A high speed, short lever arm thrust applied to the vertebra
- An audible release of gas, that is caused by the release of oxygen which releases joint pressure.
- A relieving sensation mostly, although minor discomfort for a short time.
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Our experienced chiropractors at Mauricio Chiropractic will treat you with techniques specialized to your needs to adjust and align your body, improving your posture and your overall wellness. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you celebrate Correct Posture Month at Mauricio Chiropractic!