You may not often think about whether or not you are sitting or standing upright throughout the day, but the fact of the matter is that proper posture is important to good health, as well as to your quality of life. It could be that poor posture is the source of your aches and pains. Try as we may to improve how we stand, walk, or sit, it can sometimes be out of our control. Thankfully, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can assess your posture and even correct it with chiropractic adjustments, which can ease pain and bring about relief to a myriad of health concerns and ailments.
Posture and Your Health
If you sit in an office chair all day, then you can attest to how terrible your body feels after slouching forward and staring at a computer day in and day out. Without proper posture, muscles can tighten and tense, leading to pain in the neck or back. In fact, one common problem nowadays among office workers is called “tech neck.” Tech neck occurs when the neck becomes strained from looking forward or down at computers, tablets, phones, and other types or technology all day. This position puts strain and pressure on the neck because the head isn’t being fully supported by the spine. As a result, tech neck can cause headaches, neck or shoulder pain, and even tingling in upper extremities. If your job has affected your posture and you are beginning to feel the effects, Dr. Ronnie Bolar, a Lithia Springs chiropractor, can help.
Spinal Health and Proper Posture Improve Quality of Life
Poor posture can and will affect our spinal health. Spinal misalignments will not only cause strain and tension on muscles, but they can also lead to dysfunction within the body. The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, sends and receives messages throughout the body. Spinal misalignments disrupt this communication so that messages can’t go through the nerves properly. When this occurs, it affects the overall health of our body’s systems, such as the digestive system, endocrine system, or even the respiratory system. Gentle chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments, improve posture, restore nerve communication, and ease pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic Care Has Improved Posture and Health for Others
Research shows the benefits of chiropractic care for improving posture and overall quality of life. Case studies have shown the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for spinal health. One specific case study looked at a 27-year-old woman who suffered from chronic headaches, neck pain, back pain, and improper gait due to poor posture. After six months of chiropractic care, her posture drastically improved and her symptoms decreased.
If poor posture is affecting your work or your life, rest assured that there is a natural, safe, and effective solution. Improve how you stand and sit, and address pain with chiropractic care. Contact Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic today. He serves Lithia Springs, Kellogg, Powder Springs, Wesley Station, and all of Douglas County.
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