Is Posture to Blame for Your Back Pain? Chiropractic Can Help!
You hunch over your steering wheel as you drive through a rainstorm. You slouch over your computer while you’re typing a report at work. Then, when you get home, you curl up on your couch around a book and give yourself a crick in your neck.
The next day, you feel tired, stiff, and sore in your back, neck, and spine. What happened?
Your posture has a bigger affect on your health, wellness, and appearance than you may think.
3 Ways Your Posture Affects Your Health and Well-Being
Poor posture may not affect you right away, but a continued habit of slouching, craning, hunching, and straining can take its toll.
1. It Puts Stress on Your Spine
Over time, poor posture puts stress and pressure on your back and spine. In fact, long-term bad posture can actually cause anatomical changes to your spine and vertebrae, including constricting your nerves and blood vessels. It can also put stress on your joints, discs (the gel-like cushions between the bones of your spine), and muscles.
Naturally, this leads to pain, stiffness, discomfort, and more.
2. It Makes You Look Less Confident
Who would look more confident to you: a person standing straight and tall with their shoulders back and eyes straight ahead, or a person standing with their shoulders slumped and their head tilted at the ground?
The only difference between the two people in the above example? Their posture!
3. It Affects Your Mood and Energy
Did you know your posture can affect your mood and energy, too? It’s true. When you stand up straighter and align your spine correctly, your body is in balance and can function optimally.
Not to mention, people with better posture also tend to look more attractive, according to Bill Schultz, the president of AlignMed.
That’s because we tend to perceive people who are healthy, with symmetrical features, as more attractive. Having good posture helps you achieve the appearance of both traits.
Bad Back? Posture Problems? Call a Chiropractor
Lots of back problems are related to bad posture. If this sounds like you, with over 30 years of Chiropractic experience, we can help.
Call us today at Health for Life Chiropractic to get your back aligned, your posture improved, and your mood, energy, and appearance lifted!: (770) 489-0187