Even at a distance, your posture is the first thing others notice. Does yours say you’re confident, certain and self-assured? Or does it disclose that you’re fearful, unsure or timid?
Your posture concerns us. Not because it can sabotage your next business deal, make your clothes fit poorly or stall your golf game. We’re interested because it profoundly affects your overall health.
We are constantly adapting to gravity. Those in outer space, who temporarily escape its influence, start wasting away. Their bones become frail and their muscles weaken. Their strength and vitality decline.
Here on earth, we use huge amounts of energy adapting to gravity. Just standing erect requires the coordination (by your nervous system) of 200 muscles. No wonder those with poor posture complain of being tired!
It all starts with the energy that flows over your nerves. Muscles only contract, moving bones, when commanded by your nervous system. Postural distortions are signs your nervous system is compromised
Your eyes monitor the horizon, giving feedback to your brain (nervous system) to keep you upright. Fluid in your inner ear constantly supplies information (nervous system) about your balance and position. Pressure sensors on each foot (nervous system) send data up the spine so you can stand without falling.
Bones are the structural components of your body. They can’t move, dislocate or become malpositioned without muscles pulling on them. Sometimes muscles will stay contracted when they shouldn’t. This is called a muscle spasm. Postural problems usually follow.
Every day we help people enjoy the relief they seek by consulting our office. But they also benefit from better balance, graceful movement and increased vitality because of their chiropractic care. Since many postural distortions begin in childhood, it’s especially important to have your children checked.
Symptoms of Poor Posture
It is important to seek a healthcare provider if you have any of these following symptoms:
- Forward Head Carriage.
- Lowered Shoulder or Hip.
- Pain in back, shoulder or neck .
Causes of Poor Posture
Some causes of poor posture include:
- Poor education on posture.
- Weak Muscles.
- Stiff Muscles.
- Poor Environment.
- Lack of Exercise.
- Muscle Imbalances.
Treatment of Poor Posture
Poor posture can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:
- Massage Therapy.
- Chiropractic Rehabilitation.
- Learning about Posture.
Preventing Poor Posture
Some preventative measures include:
- Maintain muscle strength.
- Maintain muscle range of motion.
- Maintain avid sleep.
- Exercise regularly.
- Ensure a good occupational environment.
- Seek regular massage therapy.
- Seek regular physiotherapy.
- Seek regular acupuncture.
- Seek regular chiropractic rehabilitation.
If you suffer from poor posture and want a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga clinics have an approach to better health.