Back Posture Month At St. Joseph Chiropractic
At St. Joseph Chiropractic, we're celebrating Back Posture Month! To help our patients improve their spine health, we're sharing information on the importance of good posture.
What Does "Good" Back Posture Look Like?
Our environment is full of factors which tend to promote poor posture, including prolonged sitting and excessive time spent hunched in front of computer screens or mobile devices. While individual variations exist, the basic idea of good posture is that your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles comfortably rest in a straight line.
What Are the Benefits of Good Posture?
Maintaining good back posture does far more for you than make you look taller. Proper posture can positively impact almost every major aspect of your health:
1. Prevention of fatigue, muscle strain, tension headaches, and back pain. Poor spinal alignment can lead to chronic tension that damages important structures within your spine.
2. Prevention of chronic health conditions in the musculoskeletal, digestive, and cardiovascular systems. Good posture can prevent arthritis and sports-related injuries, allow for deep belly breathing, and help normalize digestion.
3. Improved mood, concentration, and energy. People who stand up taller tend to have better self-esteem, more confidence, and better mental focus during challenging tasks, and can even make a more positive impression on others. Research from neuro-linguistic programming and psychology also shows that adopting a confident, powerful posture can actually create feelings of confidence within you. The body influences the brain!
Can A Chiropractor in St. Joseph Fix My Bad Posture?
At St. Joseph Chiropractic, Missouri chiropractor Dr. Craig Mattox and his team rely on a variety of drug-free and non-invasive chiropractic care methods to naturally resolve dysfunction and restore health. We help people improve their posture with postural screening and assessments, chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and more.
If you live close to St. Joseph and Savannah, Missouri or Elwood, Kansas, and would like to learn how your posture is affecting your life, then call us today at 816-279-0700. Don't wait--right now, we're proud to offer an exciting special to our new clients: FREE initial exam and consultation!