Posture is related to the positioning of your head. That is the degree of forward head carriage you have and the knock on effect that it has on your spine and surrounding muscles, which are trying to compensate and maintain your body’s centre of gravity.
Several factors cause poor posture such as stress, falls, and car accidents but the biggest contributor in today’s society is the position in which we sit when using our computers.
Prolonged sitting can cause muscles that support the spine to weaken resulting in slumping of the upper back and potentially causing headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands and pain in the shoulder blades.
There is a strong relationship between the spine and the nervous system because the spine encases the spinal cord. The nerves that come off the spinal cord sit between the segments of the spine and if, with a postural issue, your vertebrae are out of alignment then they can hinder the communication pathway between the brain and the relevant muscles and organs. By improving your posture we can help improve your overall health.
If you think you have a postural issue and would like to have it checked, please call us here at Spine and Health and we can help you get on the track to a healthier you. We are located in Crows Nest and North Sydney.