Chiropractic and Posture Control
Poor posture is one of the leading causes of back pain and discomfort. Millions of people suffer from chronic pain as a result of bad posture. Chiropractors are experts in helping to correct poor posture and alleviating pain. In this article, we will discuss how chiropractors can help with posture and offer some helpful tips on how to improve your posture!
If you are suffering from poor posture or chronic back pain, consider making an appointment with a chiropractor. Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who can help to assess your individual needs and create a treatment plan that is right for you. They will use a variety of techniques to help improve your posture, including spinal manipulation, massage, and stretching. In addition, they will provide you with guidance on how to improve your posture on your own and prevent further problems in the future.
Common unsupported postural habits
- Slouching or sitting slumped on your office chair or couch
- Lying on your belly on the bed while working on a laptop/reading a book
- Sitting on a bed and working on your laptop
- Hunching forward while weeding your garden or washing dishes for a long time
- Using your vacuum cleaner with one hand and long arm movements
- Standing with the weight of your body concentrated on one leg
- Walking in a hunched manner without supporting the head or the trunk
- Lifting heavy objects off the floor by bending your back
Signs and Symptoms of Arm & Wrist Pain to Watch For
- Facial pain
- Thyroid or nasal problems
If you have “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”, symptoms include tingling and numbness in the hand, fingers, wrist, shoulder, elbow and neck. The pain can be intense and can disturb your sleep. This pain is often caused by excess pressure in your wrist, which leads to inflammation.
How chiropractors treat arm and wrist pain
“Within the first 48 hours of an injury due to a fall or accident you should rest and ice the injury”. It is also important to keep your wrist elevated so it receives adequate circulation. You should visit a trained chiropractor, they can help you restore range of motion to your arm and wrist joints and reduce inflammation and scar tissue build up in the wrist. Chiropractors can also recommend exercises and stretches to help your healing process go smoothly.
Health benefits of chiropractic care for arm and wrist pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced pain
- Improved flexibility
- Improved range of motion
- Increased muscle strength and tone
How Can a Chiropractor Correct Poor Posture
Although the day-to-day work needs to be done on the part of the person exhibiting bad posture, chiropractors are often able to assist in correcting it through a series of spinal manipulations. This is because they are able to target the root cause of the symptom and realign the spine so you can experience a straight spine for greater awareness, flexibility, and overall healing ability. In addition, chiropractors may recommend specific exercises and stretches that can help to improve your posture which are specific to you and your condition.
A chiropractor will take a comprehensive approach to improving your posture. First, they will assess your individual needs and create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to you.
Next, they may use a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage, and stretching to assist you in targeting the right goals. In addition, they will provide you with guidance on how to improve your posture on your own and prevent further problems in the future.
In general, some helpful tips on how to improve your posture may include:
- Maintaining good muscle flexibility by stretching regularly
- Improving joint function through exercises that target specific joints
- Strengthening muscles with weight-bearing exercises
- Using proper body mechanics when performing everyday activities
- Improving balance through exercises that challenge your sense of
Making even small changes in your posture on a daily basis can have a big impact on your overall health. It typically takes less effort to maintain correct posture than an incorrect posture. Changing from a habitual incorrect posture may take time and constant awareness.