Posture Control

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Posture Control

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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

Everyday activities typically involve a combination of actions, such as walking, sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and lying down. Common habits that you may develop while performing these actions include:
  • 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

If you have arm or wrist pain, it is not uncommon to experience:
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Dizziness
  • 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
We work on the tissue around the wrist to create more mobility within the joints and reduce your pain. A wrist adjustment is a comfortable, even relaxing experience for patients and doesn’t cause any pain.

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
    balance

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.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.