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Posture Perfect: How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Postural Alignment

Our posture is the position in which we hold our body, whether standing, lying down, or sitting. Poor posture generally results in a whole plethora of health problems like neck pain, back pain, fatigue, and headaches coupled with frustration and discomfort.

Postural imbalances are frustrating and can often pose a challenge to manage.

Discomfort in our joints or spine can hinder our ability to perform daily tasks adequately. Improving posture on your own may be a challenging process because of the lack of control you might have on your joints and spine. However, there is no need to be disheartened or to assume that the discomfort is life-long since a good chiropractor can take care of a postural imbalance bringing ease to your life once again.

Consulting a chiropractor can effectively improve your posture while reducing the adverse effects of poor posture on your health. They can essentially determine the root cause of your issues and walk you through a  process to fix them, for instance, some good exercises or fall prevention. Let’s look at some ways chiropractic care can improve postural alignment.

Muscle relaxation

Chiropractic adjustments help relax your muscles that have been working overtime which compensates for the poor posture you’ve developed over time. This especially happens when you don’t care for your joints or spine frequently enough, and they become too strained. When your muscles are fatigued or strained, it will lead to discomfort and even pain. However, relaxing these muscles can alleviate the symptoms of poor posture and help restore proper alignment to the spine.

They take a good look at your posture and tell you what you need.

Everyone’s body is different, and misalignment of your posture will happen in various ways. A chiropractor can examine your issue and suggest a therapy or solution best suited to the problem presented. They are professionally trained to tailor their chiropractic care in order to align with the patient’s needs and requirements so they can recover in the best way possible.

They can determine exactly what went wrong and what approach to use to fix it.

Holistic approach

Consulting a chiropractor or indulging in chiropractic care will give you a holistic approach to health, helping your body naturally heal and maintain itself. We need to address the underlying causes of poor posture so we can take better care in the future and prevent mismanaged health. Chiropractic care effectively helps you improve your overall health as well, not just your posture. This is because it can prevent other symptoms that come with posture misalignment.

Tissue work

Chiropractors are most often associated with working with bones like the joints and spine; their specialty is also muscles. Healthy muscles are also part of their care and are vital for maintaining a good posture.

Your spine or shoulders are pulled into an unhealthy or painful position due to weak, underused, injured, tightened, or tense muscles. As mentioned above, chiropractors will help you with muscle exercises for your body to unwind and correct the soft tissue imbalance as rehabilitation.

Stretching and other exercises

We have read about how a misalignment of muscles can cause multiple issues. Therefore, we seek methods to strengthen them. It’s also important to know that increasing the strength of your weak muscles will only work once tension in the muscles that cause poor posture is also reduced. A chiropractor will ensure that the overactive muscles in your body get a breakthrough through deliberate exercises, muscle relaxation, and stretches. This method will relieve the tension that causes bad posture and enable the weaker muscles to grow stronger, permanently correcting your posture.

Improving range of motion

We have already established that poor posture can be a nuisance and cause many issues like pain. They are also infamous for limiting our range of motion, making it challenging to navigate around places comfortably. A hindrance in our movement is all the reason we need to seek chiropractic help so we can substantially improve the quality of our day-to-day lives. Chiropractic care will help you improve your range of motion by addressing restrictions in the joints and muscles that are potentially the cause of the stiffness and discomfort you’re experiencing. Improving your range of motion will make it easier to maintain good posture and move around freely.

Bottom Line

Chiropractors are experts in muscle, spine, and joints, so they can assist you in muscle relaxation and many stretching exercises that will help your muscles unwind. They can tailor different solutions and therapy methods to the type of problems you’re experiencing since various bodies work differently and can be cured through specific ways.

Chiropractic care will give you an overall holistic approach to health, helping your body naturally heal and maintain itself in the long run. We hope this article proved insightful.

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Article by Aleksander Kanevsky, DC, CFMP

At New York City Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Center, Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky provides Chiropractic Care, Bioenergetic Medicine, Functional Medicine and Nutrition. Dr. Kanevsky demonstrates why this type of integrative care is an essential addition to a health care practice. He helps people to achieve quality of life and highest expression of health.

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