Your posture can have a great impact on your health. Good posture improves your self-confidence, mood, and health. It keeps your internal organs healthy and helps fight the signs of aging.
Whether you are standing, sitting, or lying down, consciously remember to practice good posture. Admittedly, it can be hard to fix bad posture. It is at this point a chiropractor can come in and help you.
You can seek the help of a chiropractor because of shoulder or back pain. You can also seek their help when you notice you have poor posture. Either way, it is important to make sure you correct your posture.
So how do chiropractors help fix bad posture?
They will ask questions to assess your lifestyle and find the reasons behind your bad posture. Asking questions is important because it gives the chiropractor clarity into why and how to fix your posture.
They get to know where to start, making their work more efficient. The chiropractor will ask about your daily activities, whether you exercise, and what you do at work. It will help them to point out the root cause of your pain or bad posture.
They will also ask questions about your medical history. It will help them know if injuries from the past may be the cause of your present problem. It will also inform them of the techniques they can use so as not to cause problems with previous injuries.
In this step, the chiropractor will physically examine your body. They will use their hands to find out what exactly is wrong. They will also look to see any physical irregularities that may be a result of bad posture. It could be uneven shoulders, a twist in your pelvis, or an arch in your back.
Most people get a bit nervous when they hear the term chiropractic adjustment. It is because of the cracking and popping sounds that happen during the treatment. Contrary to the assumption that the sounds are from breaking bones, they come from the release of pressure.
When there is excessive stress on muscles and bones, chiropractic adjustment aligns them. As the muscles and bones align, they release pressure. It is the crack or pop sound you hear.
Chiropractors use these adjustments to correct bad posture. They are gentle and have minimal discomfort. They also include slow joint movements to increase your range of motion and balance and encourage good posture.
Some of your bad postures may cause loss of muscle tone. Chiropractors work not only on your bones but also on your muscles. They will locate these muscles and help strengthen them. Other muscles may tense up and pull your shoulders and spine. Chiropractors can work on these body tissues, release the tension, and correct the imbalance.
After getting treatment, your chiropractor will help you work on rehabilitation. You will slowly get back to good posture and be able to sustain it. Deliberate stretches and exercises will help with muscles you may overuse. You will be able to help tense muscles relax, and weak muscles become strong.
For more information on fixing bad posture, visit Frame Chiropractic & Acupuncture at our office in Toledo, Ohio. You can also call (419) 573-0077 to book an appointment today.