Poor posture affects the body in several different ways, one of which is blocking the digestive system. If you constantly go through your day-to-day activities slumped, hunched over or otherwise with ‘poor’ posture, you may experience digestive problems as a result. The intestines become blocked from the unnatural twisting of the body, which in turn forces food to become stuck inside the digestive tract. The good news is that a professional chiropractor can oftentimes help with posture problems, helping you to get back on your feet.
Of course, poor posture can also lead to back pain. According to the Global Burden of Disease, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting nearly 80% of the population at some point in their life. When your spine is bent into unnatural positions, back pain may present itself. You can oftentimes treat your back pain by improving your posture. So, before you result to painful and expensive surgery, try to improve your posture first.
One of the biggest posture mistakes people make is standing in a hunched over position. The truth is that most people don’t even realize they are standing with poor posture. While it may not cause any initial concerns, standing in this manner over the course of several years will gradually take a toll on your body. You may experience back pain and swelling along with a variety of other side effects.
When you are standing, poke your chest out just slightly and always be aware of your spinal curve. It’s perfectly fine to have a small curvature in the spine, but going beyond this point in bad for your posture. Keep your back straight with your knees bent and feet shoulder width apart for best posture practices.
Sitting down at a desk for long periods of time can also result in some of the unwanted side effects of poor posture. When seated, keep your feet planted on the floor (don’t cross your legs). Also, make sure there’s a padding or rest for your lower back. Also known as lumbar support, this is critical to achieving good posture while seated.
Taking 3-5 minutes out of every hour to perform some basic stretches will encourage better posture while maintaining high flexibility in your body. Even if you are seated down in front of a desk, you can still roll your head in a clockwise motion to help loosen some of the muscle tension. If possible, stand up and stretch your arms as far up and down as they will go.
A professional chiropractor can you help you achieve good posture through a variety of techniques. Since they are fully trained in identifying the curvature of the spine, they can determine exactly what type of posture problems you are suffering from and how to treat it. They may recommend making some changes in your lifestyle to improve your posture. And if the necessary, your chiropractor may perform some manual spinal adjustments.
Call or email the staff at AtlnataChioAndWellness.com today for a quote on treating your sacroiliac joint pain.Share