Poor Posture – The Slow Killer

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Poor Posture – The Slow Killer

Poor Posture

Poor Posture

From the time we begin school, and for some even sooner, we are all exposed to a slow, silent, and invisible killer – poor posture. Prolonged exposure can lead to the development and worsening of certain conditions such as:

  • headaches
  • neck pain
  • strain in the back of the neck and often a weakness in the front
  • chest pain and tightness
  • pain in the upper back, especially the shoulders
  • sore shoulder blades
  • pain in the jaws
  • fatigue
  • difficulty sitting, reading, and watching TV
  • driving for more than a short period because of pain or muscle tightness or soreness
  • restricted range of motion in the neck or shoulders
  • numbness, tingling, and pain in the upper arms or hands
  • pain and reduced range of motion in the ribs leading to difficulty breathing
  • low back pain

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is likely they have fallen victim to poor posture.

Although we’ve exaggerated the buildup, having poor posture is terrible for your wellbeing. The truth is we’ve all had those relatives or teachers harping on us to, “Sit up straight!”, or “Don’t slouch!”

They were right. Being aware of your posture and stretching are important, but if you have any misalignments of vertebrae throughout your spine these measures alone won’t be enough.

Chiropractic adjustments coupled with specific stretching and strengthening of postural muscles will help to alleviate the for-mentioned issues and prevent them from occurring in the future.

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