Chiropractic Posture Correction

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Others have probably reminded you to “sit up straight” for school pictures and other essential occasions starting in childhood. No matter your age, good posture is a way to present your best self to the world.

Good posture has more benefits than looking good. When your body is in proper physical alignment, your organs, tissues, and cells properly function when you’re sitting, standing, or lying down.

When your posture is subpar, you can develop a host of physical issues. While these seem like minor aches and pains, long-term postural misalignment can lead to more significant health issues. Chiropractic posture treatment at West Suburban Wellness addresses such problematic posture.

What Causes Poor Posture

While you may associate poor posture with laziness or “looking cool,” a slumped stance is not always the result of intentional effort or the lack of it. While your mind does impact your health, your posture reflects your mental and physical health.

The body was designed for movement, yet the average American only stands or walks 25% of their waking hours. If you’re like most people, you sit for many hours each day. When you sit, your muscles don’t get as toned as they do when performing various activities.

When muscles aren’t evenly engaged, some of them are overworked, and others are underworked. Underworked muscles lose the flexibility that makes a complete range of motion possible. When your muscles can’t properly move your joints, you develop even more problems with your posture.

Bad posture does more than cause more damage to your posture and range of motion. It also makes it more difficult for your upper and lower body to coordinate movement, leading to balancing issues. Since a primary focus of chiropractic care is restoring whole-body coordination, chiropractic can correct poor posture.

Even when you’re standing still, the muscles in your buttocks, pelvis, sides, and back constantly work together to distribute your weight evenly. This keeps you centered. It also reduces wear and tear that exacerbates postural issues.

A Look at Correct Posture

When your body is in a neutral and relaxed position, it will balance your appearance from the front. When your posture is optimal, your head rests gently on your spine, and you look straight ahead. Your hips and shoulders are level and are even on both sides. If you look at a side-view picture of yourself, you can draw a line through your ears, shoulders, hips, and ankles because they are all in proper alignment.

Benefits of Correcting Poor Posture

When your posture is in alignment, your health will follow. Since posture involves the entire body, correcting it benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health. When you optimize posture, you optimize breathing, digestion, and circulation. Some other benefits of chiropractic posture correction include:

  • Proper spinal and joint alignment
  • Reduced muscle fatigue
  • Even muscle tone
  • Reduced risk of sprains, strains, and back pain
Chiropractor at West Suburban Wellness adjusting patient

Top 5 Ways Chiropractic Can Fix Poor Posture

When you see any of our four chiropractors, you can expect five major benefits of chiropractic posture correction.

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Raises your awareness of the situation.

Posture is probably something you don’t think of until your back, neck, or another part of your body is in pain. Since you might not be aware of your alignment, posture problems can gradually develop. A recent study found that poor posture in otherwise healthy 18 to 30-year-olds significantly reduced neck range of motion. When you see us, you’ll receive a comprehensive postural evaluation to make you aware of the ways poor posture limits you.

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Educates you on posture and its importance to your overall health.

Since posture is whole-body movement, poor posture can affect all areas of the body. With text neck, for example, you might not even notice there is an issue until the muscles in your neck and shoulders are in pain. When you lower your head by even one inch to look at your smartphone screen, you double the weight your neck muscles are carrying.

Chiropractic can correct poor posture that causes widespread malfunction. We work to restore proper spinal and nervous system function when you see us for chiropractic posture correction. When your nerves work correctly, your circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems all function optimally.

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Educates you on posture and its importance to your overall health.

Since posture is whole-body movement, poor posture can affect all areas of the body. With text neck, for example, you might not even notice there is an issue until the muscles in your neck and shoulders are in pain. When you lower your head by even one inch to look at your smartphone screen, you double the weight your neck muscles are carrying.

Chiropractic can correct poor posture that causes widespread malfunction. We work to restore proper spinal and nervous system function when you see us for chiropractic posture correction. When your nerves work correctly, your circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems all function optimally.

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Gets to the root of the problem.

Chiropractic can correct poor posture by getting to the source of the problem. We believe that improving your nerve function through correct spinal alignment can improve your overall health. Most people know that chiropractic posture correction can help them look better and reduce their back pain, but did you know that recent research has shown that upright posture improves feelings and fatigue in people experiencing depression.
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Provides objective progress monitoring.

Our office team provides you with objective progress monitoring. Each of our chiropractors can assess your spine, joint function, and posture to check for optimal motion and alignment. We can also provide you with imaging studies so you can see a visible representation of your progress.

Chiropractic can correct poor posture using gentle, scientific methods that lead to holistic health improvement. If you’re ready to benefit from chiropractic posture correction, please give our West Suburban Wellness team a call or request an appointment online.

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