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Your Posture Matters

Your Posture Matters

Do you have poor posture in class or do you curl up with your books while studying?  Poor posture can lead to chronic problems like headaches, neck pain and tension, or lower back pain.  A few examples of poor spinal hygiene can include sleeping on your stomach, a heavy backpack, poor mattress or pillow, and prolonged sitting or bending.

Good posture is more than just sitting up straight, but rather the proper position and alignment of each part of your body.  Your spinal column should be in a straight line with your ears centered over your shoulders, hips, and ankles.  Forward head posture can happen when the shoulders roll forward with the neck.  Commonly, forward head posture happens with studying or a heavy backpack.

Chiropractic care can help to improve your posture by:

  1. Recommending exercises to strengthen the abdominal core
  2. Assist with choosing proper posture depending on activity
  3. Adjust misaligned vertebra to encourage proper posture and straighten the spine

Standing and sitting straight or erect should not be uncomfortable for  you.  A doctor of chiropractic is the only health care professional that is trained in the early detection and correction of postural deviations and spinal misalignments.

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a complimentary posture evaluation, please email or call 919-615-2257.