Are you in need of some back support? Regular chiropractic visits from St. Paul Chiropractic can provide the relief that you need. Poor posture can have serious physical consequences. We have the power to alter our posture, whether that be through slouching, slumping, hunching, or leaning forward or backward. Poor posture causes a great deal of pain and discomfort but regular visits to St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center can help improve your alignment.
Why Does It Seem So Difficult To Maintain Good Posture?
Maintaining good posture can be challenging. It’s much easier to let your shoulders sag forward and your pelvis hunchback than to keep those shoulders back while maintaining natural curves in the lower spine. While some people may have structural reasons for poor posture, others experience positional causes like:
● General laziness
● Excess weight on the shoulders
● Weakness in the midsection
● Spasm or muscle imbalance
● Bodily pain interfering with posture
● Low self-esteem (leading to complacency)
● Degenerative conditions
● Reliance on non-ergonomic seats for support
Negligent Posture Can Have Detrimental Effects
Poor posture can cause you a great deal of discomfort. Your body requires balance, and if you place undue strain on your hips, pelvis, back or neck you won’t be able to maintain that balance. You may think your chronic discomfort is due to aging or other medical conditions when in fact they are due to poor posture.
A chiropractor can assist in solving your problem by creating a treatment plan and identifying its underlying causes. You may also receive instruction on proper sitting, standing, and walking positions as well as spinal adjustments for maximum comfort. A chiropractor can also evaluate your posture to identify the underlying cause. They’ll be looking for signs such as:
● Height discrepancies between your right and left shoulders
● Pelvic tilt (either forward or backward)
● Knee misalignment
● Foot pronation or supination
● Spinal curvature reduction
Chiropractic care can be a great asset, but it’s only the beginning. To truly benefit from chiropractic care, you need to pay more attention to your posture and break any bad habits you’ve developed over time. While this may seem like an intimidating task at first glance, with regular practice you’ll see results. For assistance in this endeavor, reach out to the team at St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center today!