Posture is one of the most important elements for good spine health. With World Spine Day in October, what better way to improve the health of your back by improving your posture? Correct posture can go a significant way to supporting the intricate structures in your spine and can play a pivotal role in reducing the likelihood of back and neck pain. Sitting at the office all day won’t do your back any good, neither will standing incorrectly all day but in this post our Stoke on Trent chiropractor is going to help you understand the problems associated with poor posture and help you to correct them.
Poor posture can cause a whole host of problems from stress on muscles to extra strain on the spine which are not good! If left uncorrected over a period of time, poor posture can change specific characteristics within the spine and result in constricted vessels and nerves as well as numerous problems with discs, joints and muscles.
Good posture is all about keeping each part of the body aligned and results in a balanced and supported skeletal and muscular system. If you are standing correctly, you should be able to draw a straight line from the ear through the shoulder, hip, knee and down to the ankle.
As we go through a variety of activities in the day we will be standing, walking, sitting, bending and laying down it is important to understand how to retain the correct posture and adequate support for the back.
Sitting in an office all day slouched over the desk doesn’t really do the back any favours. But there are simple changes that you can make to ensure that your posture improves.
Firstly you can opt for an ergonomic chair which provides greater support.
Secondly you can ensure that you sit up straight and try not to slouch over the desk for long periods of time.
Thirdly, get up and move. Small breaks from the desk can reduce the muscles from becoming tight.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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