Practicing proper posture is essential to maintain the overall health of the spine and body. Generally, those with good posture feel better, have fewer aches and pains in joints, sleep better, and even have better digestion and organ functions.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a form of non-invasive, non-drug treatment used to bring pain relief through examination of the spinal vertebrae, diagnosis of spinal misalignment, and treatment by means of gentle manipulation and adjusting to the spinal column.
A chiropractic adjustment is the gentle manipulation of precise areas of the body’s joints. The chiropractor will lay you in a comfortable position and induce movement to immobile joints in the body that are causing nerve interference. You may hear popping sounds; this is a result of the gases being released from between the joints. The same sound you hear when you pop your knuckles. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the body’s natural healing process bringing natural pain relief.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Improve My Posture?
Poor posture refers to the way we carry the body while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture has many health benefits, including avoidance of injury and back pain. When it comes to poor posture, for example, hunched shoulders, over time, it can have serious effects on the spine and the body’s nervous system.
A chiropractor can help you correct poor posture by realigning your spine to ensure that the body is functioning optimally.
Some benefits of good posture:
- Reduce stress on ligaments, minimizing the risk of injury
- Conserve energy as muscles are used more efficiently
- Maintain correct alignment of bones and joints
- Prevent muscle strain, overuse, and pain
- Decrease abnormal joint wear
Various research studies show that poor posture may affect the digestive tract, increase stress levels, and even increase feelings of depression. Chiropractic treatments can help a person improve and maintain proper posture as they can easily identify the postural imbalance of the body and use gentle manipulation to get you back on the path of whole-body wellness.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help improve your posture, call us today at (573) 243-5095 to schedule a free consultation.