So, let's get right into it! As a society, can you agree that we've become reliant on the use of cell phones, iPads, computers, and other electronic devices? Yes, it's important to stay connected and informed, but at what cost to our health? Think about it, the amount of time you spend looking down at your phone screen to read a text message or browse the internet can add strain to both your back and neck. I'm sure you've even heard a term for this "text neck." Unfortunately, this is something that I've been seeing more and more in both children and adults who come to the office. In addition, did you know these electronic devices can also add strain on your posture? At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center we can help you make smarter choices about how to use your electronic devices every day and most importantly reduce the strain and stress on the body without having to disconnect and unplug from the world with simple exercises and using Chiropractic Care!
First and foremost, posture is the position of the body parts, including the head, trunk, and limbs. Anytime the body moves it changes your posture. So, what exactly is improper or faulty posture? Faulty posture may be the cause of many body aches and occasionally severe pain and dysfunction in the body. Posture is so important that it can even communicate nonverbal body language, self-esteem, and our mental attitude. So, you see why it's important to mind your posture?Good posture is extremely vital for both children and adults because it continues to play a role in your everyday health and development. When the body is in proper balance you feel great and your body can function at its optimal level. Having good posture can help protect your body against injury and help prevent progression of injury. However, when stress is added to the body such as faulty posture it can cause stress in the overall body. Below are a few potential causes of poor posture.Headaches, eyestrain, and neck and upper back pain caused by the head being too far forward or rearward.Rounded shouldersPot bellyPregnancyMuscle imbalance or spasmsBent knees when standing or walkingMuscle fatigue/tensionRespiratory issuesExcess weightPoor digestionHigh-heeled shoes
Correcting Faulty Posture!
Chiropractic Care can help improve, correct, and maintain posture through chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and recommendations on proper positions during different activities. In addition, Chiropractic Care can help alignment of bones and joints, reduce stress on ligaments, minimizes risk of injury, prevents muscle strain, overuse and pain, conserve energy as muscles are used more efficiently, and decrease abnormal joint wear.
Let's Wrap This Up!
If you want to live a long, active, vibrant, and energetic life a few things matter to make this possible. That is investing in both you and your child's life to ensure good posture using Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. Call our office today and schedule an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Appointment today. We want to help you make lifestyle changes and take care of your spine before it becomes a potential problem down the road. We look forward to hearing from you! Below are a few simple exercises you can do during your work day.