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Chiropractic Care for Posture Correction

Published Date: 
October 11, 2022
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A woman sitting at a work desk is experiencing back pain from bad posture.

Chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to correct posture problems. Learn more about chiropractors and their role in correcting posture issues and their causes.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Posture Correction

Good posture pays off far more than just looking and feeling good. Maintaining good posture can help you avoid joint aches and even digestive problems. So, when you develop bad posture, it is essential to seek chiropractic care that will help correct your posture. Learn why good posture is essential and how chiropractic care can help you achieve it.

Why Is Good Posture Important?

Sure, you've heard how important good posture is. But why do medical experts stress having good posture? Good posture can help prevent spinal damage, reduce lower back pain, reduce headaches, improve circulation and digestion, increase energy levels, and prevent abnormal joint wear.

The multiple benefits from something as subtle as good posture are astounding. Achieving good posture does not require specialized treatment in most cases. 

A woman has bad posture while hunched over reading a book.

What Causes Poor Posture?

Good posture involves a variety of day-to-day activities and exercises. Practicing the correct sitting stance, with your head straight and shoulders back, is one example of good posture. 

Exercises such as bridges, leg raises, lumbar rolls, and stretching exercises ensure your spine is neutral, which causes good posture. Exercise more and avoid slouching forward or sitting for too long to maintain good posture.

What Effect Does Posture Have on the Rest of the Body?

Slouching interferes with the digestive system and increases the risk of constipation and acid reflux. Also, slouching compresses your lungs, lowering the lung capacity and interfering with proper breathing. Posture also affects your mood, and you may find yourself in a depressed mood, especially if you slouch. 

How Does Chiropractic Care Help with Bad Posture?

Chiropractic care for posture correction leverages hands-on and instrument-assisted spinal manipulation to correct your spine. The chiropractor assesses postural imbalances, such as scoliosis, damage to the neck, and lower back curvature before administering effective treatment. 

Posture Correction

Posture correction involves various stages; it is not a one-time fix. Restoring your spine's proper posture requires chiropractic adjustments to boost your self-confidence and prevent health complications. 

Examining Your Posture

The initial step in treatment is examining the natural curve of the neck, middle and lower back. The chiropractor will assess your spinal alignment and measure any deviations. A posture examination is crucial to chart a treatment approach.

A chiropractor is treating a woman for back pain caused by bad posture.

Making Adjustments

After identifying the postural imbalances and any misalignment, the chiropractor will employ joint adjustments in varying velocity and thrust to correct spinal misalignment and reinstate joint mobility. Chiropractic adjustments are unique to each individual, and qualified practitioners leverage the different forms of spinal adjustments to correct your posture problem. 

Working with Tissue

A chiropractor uses soft tissue massage therapy to release tension in the stiff muscles that form because of bad posture. You will notice increased flexibility in your muscles and better posture after a few visits to the chiropractor. 

Stretching and Rehabilitation

Stretching exercises relieve tension in weak muscles while also strengthening them. Chiropractic treatment ensures you retain good posture for a long time. 

Conclusion 

Good posture helps you to look good, feel good, and keeps your joints functioning optimally. Chiropractic care can be an effective solution if you have bad posture. The adjustments reintroduce your body to the proper posture, promoting overall health and improving self-confidence. 

Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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