I often hear patients say that they wish they had listened to their mom all those years ago. How many of you remember the words “stand tall with your shoulders back?” Well, there is some truth to that statement.
Posture is the window to the spine. Poor posture can indicate there is a problem with your spine and nervous system. One of the first indicators of poor posture is when you slouch or if the head is forward. This posture causes significant strain on the musculature of the neck. When these muscles get too tight, they weaken. This increases the work load on the discs and can lead to premature arthritis in the neck. There are many causes of this posture, including auto accidents, injuries, working on a computer, if you are on the phone for long periods of time without a head set, if you carry a heavy backpack, etc.
But, how do you know if you have any postural issues that could be contributing to your pain? Chiropractors are experts at analyzing posture and the spine. We look at problems that exist underneath poor posture and search for problems that contribute to the postural pattern we observe. In order to assist us in locating any postural abnormalities that might exist, Balance Chiropractic and Wellness has a NEW computerized program called POSTURE PRO. We take a digital picture of you from the front and side views. Posture Pro then analyzes any postural issues, such as forward head tilt, uneven shoulders or hips, etc., that might contribute to current conditions or put you at risk for future problems.
Please contact our office today at (540) 824-1005 for a free computerized postural evaluation to see if chiropractic can help any postural problems that might be contributing to your pain. What is your posture number? n
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