Correcting Poor Posture With Killeen Chiropractic

by Administrator 5. August 2015 14:18

A good posture is staying in a balanced muscular and anatomical state in order to avoid injury or degenerative deformity. A good posture keeps the spine healthy and strong, allows your lungs to receive sufficient oxygen, boosts proper functioning of digestive system and encourages the heart to pump blood efficiently. Conversely, a faulty posture puts stress on the body’s joints and causes damage to the surrounding tissues.

Some of the common postural problems include:

  • Slouching in a chair
  • Sticking the hips outwards
  • Keeping the back flat while standing
  • Tilting on either leg
  • Hunched back
  • Poking the chin
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Keeping the head bent forward


  • Low back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Jaw pain
  • Inadequate functioning of lungs
  • Improper bowel function
  • Fatigue and tiredness

How Chiropractic Care Can Help To Correct Posture?

Chiropractic care has been known to be effective in restoring the normal alignment of spine to correct postural problems. The therapy involves identifying the exact cause of poor posture and then using various manual adjustments as well as other techniques to help the patient restore the normal spine curvature. Some of the posture correction techniques used by chiropractors include:

  • Shoulder Retraction: In this, the chiropractor aims at aligning the patient’s neck and head with the spinal column. The purpose of shoulder retraction is to ease the stiffness in the neck and chest muscles.
  • Repetitive Chin Tuck: This exercise is designed to stretch the neck and upper back muscles to maintain a good posture. Repetitive chin tuck targets the muscles of upper cervical spine and removes tension from this area to provide relief from headaches. This technique, if performed under the guidance of an experienced chiropractor, can significantly help to improve posture.
  • Reverse Shoulder Shrugs: This chiropractic technique is effective in reversing stiffness in the shoulders as well as neck area, thus, improving posture at a gradual pace. It helps to combat the damage caused due to forward neck craning, which usually occurs as a result of long hours of desk jobs, computer work and fatigue. Reverse shoulder shrugs aim at gently stretching the neck and shoulder muscles, relieving tension from the upper thoracic spine as well the chest.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive posture correction services to the residents of Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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