Improve Your Posture With Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 2. March 2012 07:17

The first thing that gets noticed about anyone is his posture. Posture is believed to be a reflection of one’s state of mind, and is a key factor of an individual’s personality. Despite making a conscious effort to straighten one’s back and ‘square’ the shoulders, correcting a distorted posture isn’t as easy as it seems. After all, considering the fact that the damage has been done over a period of several years of slouching and hunching, it is only fair that you go that extra mile to get back your straight back.

You will be amazed at how different you feel with a good posture, and it will also be beneficial for your overall health, as it aligns all the internal organs correctly. The major effect of this is witnessed in breathing, which becomes deeper and longer, resulting in a multitude of benefits.

The various symptoms that can accompany incorrect posture are-

  • Muscle tension
  • Joint pain
  • Stress headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

The main focus of chiropractic cure for any disease is aligning the spine correctly, with the help of manual techniques. Considering that an incorrect posture is a direct manifestation of a spine that isn’t correctly aligned, chiropractic techniques are found to be highly effective in correcting posture. The major practice used in correcting the posture is the shoulder retraction technique. This technique is focused in aligning the head and neck with the spinal column, and is effective in relaxing the tightened pectoral muscles.

Another common technique devised from chiropractic principles, which is efficient in correcting the posture is the reverse shoulder shrugs. This simple technique reverses stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and gradually works towards an improved posture. Chronic muscle fatigue and stress, which are commonly encountered predicaments in the era of sedentary, office jobs, results in neck craning and anterior head carriage, which can be painful, as well as dangerous. This simple technique, which can easily be performed in a few minutes in an office environment, combats both these symptoms, resulting in an improved posture.

The muscles that are most severely affected by an incorrect posture are those in the upper cervical spine region. The chiropractic exercise, named the repetitive chin tuck focuses on these muscles, relaxes them, and hence alleviating the symptoms like headaches, that result from the chronic tension in them. This simple technique, if repeated 10 times each day, can drastically improve one’s posture.

For more details, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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