Understanding What Posture Adjustment Is, and Who Will Benefit From It
Did you know that correct posture plays a huge role in your overall health? Have you ever questioned why that is? Good posture can be defined as a position in which your muscles and bones hold your body straight against gravity.
When you have good posture, your muscles will need menial effort and pressure to hold your body up. Once you get into the bad habit of letting your posture get slouchy, you will start to feel pain, discomfort, muscle imbalance, and you may even have digestive issues.
In this article, we will explain what posture adjustment is, who needs it, and what side posture adjustment is.
What is posture adjustment?
Posture adjustment is a treatment that your chiropractor will perform to help improve your posture. This treatment aims to work on the areas that cause bad posture. During a posture adjustment, you will lie treatment bed in different positions. The chiropractor will make certain adjustments to joints in your body that are causing your bad posture.
Bad posture can be caused by:
- Weak postural muscles
- Abnormally tight muscles
- High-heeled shoes
- Poor work environment
- Incorrect working posture
- Overall bad posture when you sit, stand, or do daily activities
Who needs posture adjustments?
If we are being honest, most of us need posture adjustments at least once in our lives. When you get tired, you tend to get lazy and your muscles have to work harder. This can cause our bones, vertebrae, or joints to move out of place, which will result in pain.
For you to get the best out of your chiropractic treatments, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure that you keep the best posture:
- Make sure your workspace is ergonomically correct
- Take regular breaks and change your position
- Stretch out your muscles
- Use the correct pillows to keep your neck straight
- Do not spend too much time on your phone, as you will develop “texting neck”
- Ask your chiropractor for some exercises you can do at home to help with your posture
What is side posture adjustment?
Side posture adjustment is when you lie on your side or with your leg bent. This will allow your chiropractor to adjust your spine at a side angle, which will help release stress and pain in your lower back.
A clinical trial was done in November 2002 that focused on the effect of side posture adjustment. The study found that there was a significant difference in overall posture when using this technique. The patients also said that they felt less pain.
The average American spends more than 3 and a half hours looking down at their phones every day. A survey was done by Orlando Health and they found that 47% of the people who took part in the survey were concerned about their posture.
More than 80% of Americans suffer from back pain at least once in their life. By ensuring that you have the correct posture, you can avoid much of the discomfort.
Keep in mind:
- Bad posture can be corrected
- Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure that you maintain muscle balance
- Always make sure you go to a chiropractor who is trained and qualified in the area you are concerned with
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