A Chiropractor’s Guide To Good Posture

A Chiropractor’s Guide to Good Posture

Our whole body framework is mainly formed by the bones and muscles which make together our musculoskeletal system. It helps us in various ways i.e. give shape to the body; produce movements while making us mobile, protect internal organs etc. Correct alignment of the muscles and skeleton is essential for better appearance, confidence, good health and better functional ability. Correcting posture is one of a Chiroprator’s Goals.

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Good Posture – What is it and why is it so important from a Chiropractic perspective?

Erect posture is a renowned term for good posture. Actually, our spine consists of 3 curves; the cervical, thoracic and lumber curves which are convex, concave and convex respectively when seen from the front. Your posture would be considered good when you are maintaining all these 3 curves while keeping your body erect.

Chiropractor’s Recommended Posture

While you’re aging, there are different musculoskeletal changes occur that may affect the body posture and general health. These changes commonly include; reduced resilience of spinal disks, loss of muscular flexibility and deterioration of joints. The achievement and maintenance of good posture can delay these changes, reduce fatigability and helps you stay fit longer. Therefore, good posture is good prevention.

Chiropractor’s tips to identify Bad Posture and its Complications:

The most common and major sign of poor posture is the “lack of balance” which may accompany: stooped shoulders, increased inward lumber curve (Lordosis) or movement restrictions. Poor posture is the major cause of back pain and other spinal and health problems.

Postural deformities are very prevalent in school going children and must be addressed by a local Chiropractor.

In Croatia, a research was conducted on 1st, 5th & 8th grade students to find out the prevalence of postural deformities. About 0.91% students from the 1st grade had Kyphosis (Increased thoracic concavity) and 1.44% of them had Scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine). In 5th grade students, the incidence was higher with 1.78% kyphotic and 5.36% scoliotic children. In 8th grade the situation was even worst as 6.71% students were found to be kyphotic and 8.71% scoliotic.

So proper posture be maintained from the childhood stage as it’s a vicious cycle which gets more and more complicated & worse with ageing.

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