Chiropractic Help for Back Pain Related to Poor Posture
Poor posture is something that affects a large portion of the population and causes a host of pains and physical ailments. Every individual has some control in establishing good posture. Many of us have near complete control when good posture is a priority. For those of us who slouch, slump, hunch, or lean, your chiropractic team here in Scarborough, ME can help you correct that. If you do this, dear friends, great things will result!
WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN GOOD POSTURE?
Maintaining good posture isn’t always (but can be) challenging. It is much easier to let your shoulders hunch forward and your pelvis slouch back than to keep your shoulders back and keep the natural curve in your lower spine intact. Some people have structural causes of poor posture that are no fault of their own, but most have what is known as positional causes for poor posture. These include:
- Bad postural habits resulting from general laziness.
- Excessive weight.
- General weakness in the midsection.
- Muscle imbalance or spasm.
- Pain in areas of the body that prevent proper posture.
- Self-esteem issues that cause you to slouch.
- Degenerative conditions prevent correct posture.
- Over-reliance on support from a non-ergonomic chair.
CONSEQUENCES OF POOR POSTURE
One of the main consequences of consistent poor posture is pain. Your body craves balance and when you regularly place undue stress on your pelvis, back, neck, knees, shoulders, and hips you’re going to become out of balance. Over time you may develop chronic pain conditions that you may attribute to getting older or some other condition when in truth they are from your habit of poor posture.
GET AN EXPERT ANALYSIS HERE IN SCARBOROUGH
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained and experts at analyzing posture, correcting posture, and defining the exact root cause of posture-related pain. Some of the things your chiropractor will look for include:
- Height variance across your shoulders.
- A forward tilt in the pelvis.
- Alignment in your knees.
- Stance variations like turning one or both feet outward.
- Changes in your normal gait.
- An increase in your spinal curvature.
Once the underlying causes of your posture issues are determined, your chiropractor will create a posture correction program and put you on a path to more confidence, more strength, and yes, less pain!
You can do this! Contact our chiropractic team here at Scarborough's Chiropractic Family Wellness Center to start your health improvement journey today!