Having good posture is important and can lead to many health benefits. Chiropractors are experts on keeping the spine healthy. A healthy spine and back begin with good posture. In fact, correct posture helps keep the intricate structures of spine healthy, as well as providing cosmetic benefits. Poor posture adds strain to muscles and places stress on the spine. Over time, this stress can even change the anatomical characteristics of the spine by constricting blood vessels and nerves, as well as problems causing problems with muscles, discs, and joints. Correct posture is critical in reducing future back and neck pain, headaches, and fatigue.
Yet despite the importance of good posture for spine and overall health, correct posture is often ignored. Good posture begins with keeping each part of the body in alignment with its neighboring parts, keeping all parts balanced. When standing a line should be able to be drawn from the earlobe through the shoulder and then into the hip, knee, and ankle. This position allows the body to maintain its natural curves, and does not mean keeping the body completely straight. It is also important to maintain correct posture when seated, especially for people who work in a seated position throughout the day.
At West End Chiropractic and Wellness our doctors and chiropractors have helped numerous patients struggling with pain as a result of poor posture or improved posture in general.
Improving and/or maintaining posture offers many health benefits including:
*Facilitating proper or good breathing techniques.
*Reduce risk of pain and/or health problems.
*Enhance mood and decrease risk of depression.
*Portray a positive, confident body image.
*Increase oxygen to the brain improving memory and concentration.
If you have been dealing with pain due to standing for too long, sitting all day or have what you believe is poor posture contact West End Chiropractic and Wellness today at (952) 500-8477 or click here to schedule a FREE EXAM and CONSULTATION