Because we’re often hunched over our keyboards or looking down at our phones, more and more of us are slouching- causing degenerative damage to your spine.
Poor posture can make you look 10 years older.
Your mother always told you to “sit up straight” but that’s simply not enough. Chiropractors are experts at identifying exactly what is causing your postural problems. Consult your chiropractic physician to determine if your damage is reversible.
Why Is Good Posture So Important?
Good posture isn’t just about looking younger. There are plenty of other health-related reasons that make the goal of improving your posture a no-brainer. Think of your body like a car. If your wheels are out of alignment, your tires could get 30K miles vs. 60k miles. Your body functions similarly. When you don’t have good posture, your muscles and joints are subjected to greater stress, causing them to deteriorate more rapidly.
Unfortunately, this deterioration can lead to back pain, joint discomfort, degenerative arthritis and nerve issues that cause numbness and tingling. If you have poor posture, you will age quicker, just like premature tire wear pictured above.
What Causes Poor Posture?
It’s simple – your body is breaking down. The muscles aren’t doing their job and the joints are deteriorating. This combination of muscle, joint, and nerve problems results in poor posture and worse yet, overall declining health.
Your nervous system is the “computer brain” and controls EVERYTHING, even the dysfunctional muscle tone that creates bad posture. As your nervous system compensates for misalignment, your new posture starts to feel normal. Slouching can create the stress on your joints, that you want to get rid of now.
Did you know chiropractors are the BEST doctors to fix your posture?
Why Is It a Good Idea to See a Chiropractor for a Posture Evaluation?
Chiropractic is the safest and most effective treatment for spinal misalignments and poor posture. Additionally, chiropractors can help reverse the negative effects of your computer and phone use:
| What does your posture look like as you read this article?
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years,” said Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president. And better posture can put a spring in your step and more life in your years.
Our chiropractors will create a treatment plan that’s fully customized for your needs. So if a simple assessment could start a process to make you look younger, feel better and live a healthier life, why wouldn’t you try it?
What Will a Chiropractor Do During a Posture Evaluation?
During a posture evaluation, your chiropractor will conduct a physical examination and take X-rays to check the alignment of your spine. The X-rays provide a complete picture of what’s going on inside your body—how the bones are aligned, what effect they’re having on the joints, and how fast your spine is wearing. A simple evaluation can reveal much about your body that will keep you younger, longer.
How Does a Chiropractor Help Fix Bad Posture?
Chiropractic treatments use the safest techniques to correct spinal misalignments. Most patients admit that they feel immediate relief when they are treated by a chiropractor. Not to mention that there is a lasting effect to a well-designed chiropractic treatment plan.
Some of the commonly used techniques are:
- Graston technique
- Myofascial technique
- Spinal manipulation
- Decompression therapy
- Customized exercises
- mechanical traction
- lifestyle modification
If you’ve had bad posture for a short time, chiropractic care can reverse the damage to your joints and soft tissues. Chiropractic care can stop the progression of wear and tear on bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. You’ll get more ‘mileage’ out of your tires when they are in alignment.
So visit your chiropractor to get an expert opinion on your posture. Find the cause of your bad posture. With proper care, you’ll not only be able to stand straighter, but you’ll also look younger and feel healthier!
We offer a free initial assessment. The Mayo Clinic says a chiropractic adjustment is totally safe when performed by a licensed professional. To improve your posture with chiropractic care, call (610) 853 9000 or contact our Havertown office to schedule a free consultation.