What can poor posture do?

A landmark study has shown that spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse rate and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture. [1]

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DID YOU KNOW?

The degree of forward head posture directly correlates with headache duration, headache frequency and presence of trigger points in the muscles at the base of your skull. So every inch that your head comes back will be less headaches. That’s a weight off my mind!! (Pun completely intended)[2]

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HOW DOES POOR POSTURE EFFECT SO MUCH IN YOUR BODY?

Poor posture effects the nerve endings in the muscles of your neck which fire up and can stimulate the part of your nervous system that controls the heart and lungs. Not to mention that poor posture can dramatically reduce your lung capacity! [3]

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Our Posture Experts at Spine and Health in North Sydney or Crows Nest can fix your posture so you experience less pain, improved health, better breathing and increased energy.  When your spine is in proper alignment, your entire body can benefit from better overall health and allow you to be the best you can be!

Contact our Chiropractors at Spine and Health, they are the experts in pain and posture. The chiro’s will conduct a thorough examination including a digital postural analysis and create an individual plan of action for you should they feel chiropractic care can help you and your posture.

 

References

[1] Postural and Respiratory Modulation of Autonomic Function, Pain, and Health. Lennon J, Shealy C, Cady R, Matta W, Cox R, Simpson W. AJPM (American Journal of Pain Management) 1994; 4:36-39.

[2] Trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture in tension-type headache. Headache. 2006 Mar; 46 (3): 454-60. Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Cuadrado ML, Gerwin RD, ParejaJA.Department of Physical Therapy, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

[3] The Neurochemically Diverse Intermedius Nucleus of the Medulla as a Source of Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Input to the Nucleus TractusSolitarii.  Ian J. Edwards, Mark L. Dallas, Sarah L. Poole, Carol J. Milligan, YuchioYanagawa, GáborSzabó, FerencErdélyi, Susan A. Deuchars, and Jim Deuchars. The Journal of Neuroscience, August 1, 2007, 27 (31): 8324-8333.

How Postural Therapy Can Help Relieve Pain from a Lumbar Disc Injury

Lower back pain from a lumbar disc injury is one of the most common health problems that people face every day. Disc injuries can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper back) or lumbar spine (lower back). They occur most often in the lumbar area because the lower back bears the most weight and force on a daily basis.

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Surgery or pain relief medication is often prescribed by physicians to relieve this pain and promote healing. However, there are safe and effective alternatives to surgery and harsh pain medications. Our Chiropractors at Spine and Health in North Sydney or Crows Nest are trained professionals who can fix your posture and help eliminate the pain and discomfort associated with this type of injury. In fact, our motto is, “We Fix posture!”

 

Correct Spine Alignment Relieves Pain

When the body is in correct alignment, the underlying cause of pain and physical restriction is naturally eliminated. The body consists of eight major joints, including the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. These joints are referred to as load bearing joints and they function best only when all four are vertically and horizontally aligned.

When the body is put back in proper alignment through posture therapy by our Chiropractors at Spine and Health, pain relief and proper healing can begin. Our Posture Experts will meet with you, assess your situation and decide on a treatment program that will help eliminate your pain and fix your posture.

 

Bad Habits Cause Bad Posture

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In order to remain pain free and to be able to function efficiently, our bodies need to keep moving. For survival, the human body was designed to stand on two feet and remain in constant motion. However, today’s lifestyle of modern convenience and technology has enabled us to become much less active and even sedentary.

 

Whether we are sitting incorrectly in front of our computers or hunched over our mobile phones, technology is enabling us to develop bad posture habits. These habits are creating unnecessary strain on our bodies. This inactive lifestyle can cause us to be vulnerable to certain injuries and can also interfere with healing and pain relief. Our Chiropractors at Spine and Health use posture therapy to correct the underlying bad posture habits or alignment problems that are causing the pain.

 

 

 

 

 

Posture therapy is a safe and effective method for relieving the pain associated with a lumbar disc injury. Postural therapy not only heals and relieves pain, it also realigns the entire body so that you can experience the benefits of total health and wellness. Our Chiropractors at Spine and Health in North Sydney or Crows Nest are professionals who know how to treat the underlying cause of your back pain. We are different in that we focus on treating the cause instead of just the symptoms. Our goal is to fix your posture so that you can be pain free and stay that way for a healthy spine-happy life!