“Straighten up!” have been the words that echoed from my mother for most of my childhood. That is how I earned myself a spot in a ballet class in second grade. But she had a great point….POSTURE has a direct effect on the health and well-being of an individual.
Up to 90 percent of people suffer from poor posture, with the most common posture abnormalities being:
- Forward head position/translation
- Rounded shoulders
- Forward-tilted pelvis (sway back)
- Rotated hips
Each of these postures puts extra weight and pressure on the spine and can lead to a number of debilitating problems from tension and soreness to headaches, neck and back pain, and fatigue. What is becoming increasingly evident is that poor posture ultimately influences the spine and nervous system, and in turn, overall health.
Poor posture impacts the nervous system, which significantly alters how a person operates day to day. Poor posture may have adverse effects on the well-being, overall mood and ability to concentrate, study effectively or even work. Abnormal input and output from the body does not allow it to function at its full capacity. Chiropractic adjustments improve the function of the nervous system and in doing so they enhance all of our bodily functions.
Chiropractors have seen a growing trend in posture problems and spinal issues linked to the use of laptops, computer mouse devices, portable telephones cradled under the chin, and hours in front of the TV. Our bodies reflect what we do with them most. There is also a significant increase in problems triggered by handheld computer games, MP3 players and excessive mobile phone texting, especially in a younger population of children and teens. Moreover, when young children have poor posture, it may lead to a greater risk of poor neuromotor development that will affect their health later in life.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the nervous system and spinal health. They will help to identify and address the lifestyle habits which may have initiated the postural issues. In most cases, postural problems can be corrected and sometimes even reversed. At the end of the day, a healthy spine and nervous system means a healthier life. Finding a recommended chiropractor in your area is a wise choice. If you need help with that, I can certainly be of assistance, so do not hesitate to ask.
Improving the ergonomics at home, at work, and in the car may have an additional benefit when seated. These changes will help decrease the pressure on the spine as well as decrease discomfort and fatigue.
Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana
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