Chronic poor posture has become an epidemic in today’s generation. From being on a computer all day, cell phone use and what has recently become known as “text neck”, and slouching for hours at a time, poor posture is seen everywhere we look. Poor posture puts strain on the joints of the spine, and over time will lead to structural deviations and abnormal spinal curvatures leading to inferences in the nervous system and spinal pain receptors. Because these nerves control every function in the body, this can lead to pain, decreased range of motion, decreased muscle strength, headaches, breathing problems, balance disturbances, and overall a decreased quality of life.
It’s crucial to correct posture early on to prevent more serious issues such as spinal degeneration further down the line. The spine and pelvic bones are the structural foundation for the entire body. If that foundation is damaged due to reasons such as chronic poor posture, a multitude of symptoms can arise. Let’s use an analogy: If the foundation of a house shifts from its normal structural alignment, the resulting damage can be devastating. The walls would crack, floorboards might creak, windows may not open properly, etc. Although you could paint over the cracks and treat the symptoms, the symptoms would continue to arise because the structural foundation was never corrected. If left uncorrected, the damage would get worse and worse over time.
Specific and scientific chiropractic care has been shown to prevent spinal degeneration and improve posture. The components and receptors that are most important for maintaining good posture are located in the spine and are controlled by the nervous system. As the structural foundation of the body is corrected, the nervous system will be functioning optimally and not just improve posture, but improve overall quality of life.
Drs. Joshua and Daniel at Keystone Chiropractic help with a variety of health issues, including poor posture, and serve Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and surrounding communities in North Dallas. They focus specifically on neuro-structural chiropractic and use advanced technology to pinpoint the exact areas that need to be corrected. Allow Keystone Chiropractic to assist you in gaining victory over your posture. Live Better Now!