Many of us suffer from poor posture. It’s not something to be overly concerned about, but it is something that we should try to correct as much as we are capable of correcting it. In truth, poor posture affects almost everyone at some point, although those who have perpetual poor posture can suffer from a medley of physical ailments. Most of us can choose whether or not we have poor posture, although it’s not something everyone thinks about continuously.
It’s difficult to maintain continual proper posture. It’s easier for us to sit or stand with a slouch; it’s easier to lean back on a sofa at an angle rather than to keep the neck and back perfectly upright. And bad posture can also be the cause of weight gain, weakness in the midsection, muscle imbalance, pain that forces unfortunate posture, degenerative conditions and genetics, etc.
There are a few different consequences of bad posture, and pain is common. Our body wants to be in balance, and when we exhibit poor posture we create problems. When your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic observes your posture, they will look for a few signs, including but not limited to a forward tilt in the pelvis, knee alignment, stance variation (Stance variations are subtle postural cues such as turning one or both feet outward), changes in gait, and an apparent increase in spinal curvature. Your chiropractor can help to treat the underlying causes of your pain, and also help to diagnose the underlying causes and recommend postural and lifestyle changes that will help to alleviate and correct the problem. Pain relief is only half the battle when it comes to posture; it’s important that a patient knows and understands the causes of their bad posture and makes the necessary changes so that the pain, and any other health issues associated with poor posture, don’t become everyday problems.
If you have any questions about how your chiropractor can help to alleviate your pain then call Larson Chiropractic today.