You might remember when you were a child and the admonishments you would get from your parent to “stand up straight.” As it turns out, they might have been right. When you engage in “good” posture, you are allowing your body to have an appropriate alignment of your neck, spine and legs which allows your muscular system to support your body in a way that doesn’t place undue stress on any part of your body. However, for most of us, slouching, poor seating at your desk and even having to regularly engage in work that demands you move your body in unnatural positions can cause you to place additional strain on certain muscles.
Unsurprisingly, this additional strain can cause muscles to weaken and put your spinal vertebrae in positions that can cause future problems down the road. The longer this goes on for, the more pronounced the problems can become. These structural problems can result in common back pain issues such as pinched nerves and spinal sprains and strains. However, is there really a way to correct this after a lifetime of poor postural habits?
Back specialists, such as the ones found at Integrated Spine & Sports, can help you to fix your posture to a more natural and healthful position. Though it might feel painful and uncomfortable at first, you are undoing a lifetime of bad habits. Through use of stretching, physiotherapy and chiropractic measures, you can correct your posture and your back pain. Many patients say they often feel taller after engaging in this type of correction, or even feel like they have a better figure! Meet with your back specialists so they’re able to better ascertain what your posture issues are and help you develop a overall holistic plan.