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How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help With Posture

Our bodies are like finely tuned machines, yet we get creaky joints and achy backs now and then. 

But a chiropractor can help reduce the pain.

Chiropractors are the “mechanics of human bodies.”

We regularly perform routine maintenance on your body to guarantee you function at your best.

We adjust joints and vertebrae to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and even give you tips for maintaining your joints to prevent future injuries.

But there is more to chiropractic than just that. We can also help you achieve and maintain proper posture.

Good posture is important for good health

Posture—this is determined by your skeleton and affects how you sit, stand, or lie down. When you’re hunched over a computer all day, your neck cranes forward, and your shoulders reach for your ears.

As illustrated in the table below, bad posture can have serious effects on your health.


Bad posture side effects What it causes
Spine issues When your spine is misaligned, it sets off a chain reaction in your body. 

As a result, your muscles, joints, and supporting structures must adjust. 

This raises your chances of developing spinal degeneration, muscular imbalances and puts you at a higher risk of injury.

Neck and shoulder pain It can cause tightness and pain in the neck and shoulder muscles, leading to headaches and chronic conditions like cervical spondylosis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Bad posture might increase the chance of the median nerve in the wrist compressing. 

When muscle imbalances compress the median nerve, it can lead to hand weakness, discomfort, and numbness.

Poor Circulation It can reduce blood flow to your legs, leading to swelling, varicose veins, or even blood clots.
Strains and sprains It can put additional strain on your muscles and joints, causing pain or discomfort in your neck or back when you stand up, bend over, walk, or climb the stairs.

Chiropractic adjustments can help. Chiropractors use a hands-on technique or instrument to adjust the spine and other joints.

We use a gentle force on particular regions to improve the motion in that area where you are experiencing discomfort or suffering. It helps alleviate pain and discomfort while increasing joint mobility and alignment.

Soft Tissue Manipulation

When you have back pain, neck pain, headaches, or numbness, a chiropractor can recommend techniques like soft tissue manipulation to help reduce the tension.

This holistic approach entails applying pressure and stretching muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.

The goal of soft tissue manipulation is to:

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve flexibility and mobility
  • Correct muscle imbalances
  • Reduce inflammation

Soft tissue therapy is done by hand, and we can combine this approach with or without chiropractic (spinal) adjustments and therapeutic exercises.

Therapeutic Exercises

Even after spinal alignment or soft tissue therapy, stiffness will continue to persist if you maintain the same bad sitting or sleeping habits.

Therapeutic exercises help with the following:

  1. Increase the range of motion in joints and overall flexibility while reducing stiffness and limited mobility.
  2. Improve strength and endurance as muscles require relaxed stretching, not just pumping iron to grow.
  3. Improve balance and coordination, especially for individuals with neurological conditions
  4. Improve overall energy by increasing blood flow.

Book a Chiropractic Appointment

Book an appointment with a chiropractor to experience the above benefits and to stand tall and boldly instead of slouching like a wilted flower.

We will work with you to improve your posture to provide physiological and psychological benefits. We use a computerized posture scan to take before and after pictures so you can actually see the dramatic difference chiropractic can have on your posture. 

One of the psychological advantages is an increase in self-confidence. You can finally stand tall without back or joint pain, making you feel assertive and proud.

The other one is to reduce stress and pressure on your neck from slouching, which can also make concentration difficult.

Endorphins are also released, which improves your mood. Endorphins are the delightful chemicals in your brain that give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

By improving spinal alignment, increasing blood flow and oxygenation, and promoting physical activity, chiropractic care can help to improve overall well-being and quality of life.

So, there’s no reason to let your pain define you, leaving you tangled up in knots and unable to straighten up, turn, or bend without your back screaming.

Book an appointment with us today at one of our 2 locations, Roblin and Kenaston, and let’s take the steps together to a healthier and straighter you!

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