Janesville Chiropractor Discusses Perfect Posture


poor posture Badgerland Chiropractic Janesville, WIJanesville Chiropractor Discusses Perfect Posture

 

Perfect Posture Prevents Pain!

Your posture is an indication of your spine and joint health. Posture is a physiological reflection of what is going on inside of you. Imbalanced/poor posture can often lead to painful conditions and diseases.

 

Vertebral Subluxations

Poor posture is a primary cause of vertebral subluxations (misalignments of the spine). Vertebral subluxations cause numerous health problems, such as carpal tunnel, headaches, backaches, colic in infants, and ear infections in children. Vertebral subluxations can be corrected by specific chiropractic adjustments to the area of misalignment. Poor Posture can also damage soft tissue and cause added wear-and-tear on your joints which leads to degeneration and disc disease. Good posture, on the other hand, can strengthen the skeletal system. The damage caused by poor posture can also cause pain in other parts of your body, such as your shoulders, hips and knees.

 

Common Postural Problems

“Military Neck” occurs when the bones in your neck are too straight. It causes a loss in your range of motion, and can result in “forward head posture” where your neck slants forward. At Badgerland Chiropractic we utilize Chiropractic Biophysic Traction Techniques to help restore your cervical cure and help you start living a healthy and pain free life!

“Humpback” occurs when the curvature of your spine is abnormal. Exaggerations of normal thoracic (chest) curvature can put you at an “increased risk of chronic respiratory failure.” (Chest 1991;99:663). Even slight curves or humpbacks can wreak havoc on the spine and your overall health.

“Swayback” (or lordosis) is an abnormal forward curvature of the spine that creates a “shelf” appearance over the buttocks. It is associated with poor posture, osteoarthritis, neuromuscular problems, back surgery & hip disorders.

“Flatback” Syndrome is often congenital and is associated with adult degenerative scoliosis. It can also be caused by surgical fusion of the spine. With flatback syndrome, vertebral discs in the lower spine are pushed outward. This reduces the natural curve of the back and makes it appear flat.

 

Sitting Pretty

Reading with your head jutting forward strains your upper back, shoulders and neck. Over time, this leads to a straightening of your spine’s natural curve. This can significantly increase your head and neck pain and cause headaches due to strain. Instead, keep your head aligned with your shoulders and keep the middle of your back fairly straight. Also, keep your feet flat on the floor and choose a chair that supports your back. Take stretch breaks and drink plenty of water. Also, flexing your abdominals while sitting can help take stress off of your low back muscles.

 

Smart Standing

For good posture, stand with your weight evenly distributed but don’t lock your knees. If you’re standing for an extended period of time, make sure to rest often, and stand on a mat if possible. Be aware of how you are distributing your weight evenly to both legs, if it seems you have a tendency to put more weight on one leg or the other this can be a sign of a pelvic/low back misalignment.

 

Walking Well

While you are walking, start out straight and tall. Leaning forward or arching your back strains your muscles and spine. Too long of a stride can cause your body to lean back and put strain on your lumbar region.

 

Weight Matters

Overweight patients are at a disadvantage when it comes to posture. Excess weight pulls you forward and misaligns your spine, compromising vertebrae in your lower back. Healthy Diet and Exercise can also significantly help with your posture and chronic pain related to poor posture.

 

Posture Examination

At Badgerland Chiropractic Dr. Ryan performs a thorough chiropractic exam that includes a postural analysis and X-rays to show his patients how their posture is affecting their lives and how we can help!

 

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