Good Posture Makes for a Good Spine

October 11, 2014

Did you know that poor posture can lead to a wide variety of physical conditions? Bad posture can put extra stress on the joints of your spine and strain your muscles. Over time, this can lead to pain and when not corrected, you may experience nerve impingement, restricted blood flow and a reduction in the functional capacity of your major organs.

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You may not have realized it before, but good posture allows your brain and body to communicate freely. When your body is properly aligned, all of your systems are balanced and your brain can communicate with your body without restriction. Furthermore, less stress is placed on your muscles and ligaments, which protect your spinal cord.

If you have poor posture, there are several things you can do to make improvements:

  • When sitting or standing, make sure your weight is distributed evenly throughout. Don’t lean or slouch and use your core muscles to keep your spine straight.
  • Practice sitting on a yoga ball every day. This will help tighten your core muscles and encourage the natural curve of your lower back.
  • If you have to sit all day, engage your stomach muscles at 20 percent. Get up periodically and perform light stretches to exercise your spine and hips.
  • You can check yourself of proper posture by lining your earlobes up with your shoulders.

Your chiropractor can perform targeted adjustments to your spine to realign and remove subluxations that are causing pain or other symptoms. By removing subluxations, your chiropractor can help you regain optimal posture.

Call 800.775.7900 or contact Chiropractic Lifecare of America to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care. The bottom line in good posture is this — if you have subluxations, you’re better off alive without the nerve interference they cause.

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