Posture Correction-Bad Posture, Causes and Treatment
What is a Good Posture?
A Good Posture helps you to minimize injuries, joint pain and helps you to prevent injuries while performing your daily Activities. A Good Posture boosts your self-confidence. A posture is how your body acts while performing your daily activities. A Good Posture means you are doing your daily activities without any pain or complication. The key to good posture is how your spine acts during Daily Activities. It is an integral part of the body. Our spine has three natural curves (Cervical, Thorax, and Lumbar).
- A Good Posture helps you to walk, run and sit while putting minimum pressure on your muscles and ligaments and decreasing the risk of injury.
- A Good Posture helps to keep bones and joints in correct alignment so that muscles can work correctly and can decrease the risk of Strain or injury.
- A Good Posture helps the body to work more efficiently. It allows the body to use less energy and prevent muscle fatigue.
- A Good Posture helps the body to maintain balance and decreases the risk of falls.
To maintain a good quality of your life you should recognize your postural habits and practice it to fix your bad habits. A Chiropractor can assist you by analyzing your posture and will help you to achieve your optimum health.
During The Assessment, A chiropractor will not only Look to the neck and back but he will also look at your whole body thoroughly to make sure that your body is perfectly balanced to maintain good posture. If a problem is diagnosed a chiropractor will work with you to fix your problem and will help you from injuries and complications associated with bad posture.
There are two types of Posture.
Dynamic Posture is that how you hold your body while moving such as running, walking, jogging or playing sports.
Static Posture is that how you hold your body while not moving such as sitting, lying or sleeping.
What can cause Bad Posture?
- Weak Muscles
- Repetitive movements on the same Abnormal Posture.
- Forward Head Posture
- Carrying Heavy Weight
- Degenerative Changes
- Abnormal Growths
Effects of Bad posture on your Health.
- Muscular Stiffness
- Joint Pain
- Neck, Shoulder, and Back pain.
- Effects on Balance and Coordination.
- Sleep Disturbance
- Spinal Curvature
- Increased Risk of Fracture
- Increased Pressure on the Abdominal and bladder region can cause Stress Incontinence
- Bad Posture makes your spine fragile and can cause injury.
- Rounded Shoulders
- Body ache and pain
- Muscle Fatigue
How to improve bad posture?
Exercise. Any kind of exercise is helpful including Tai chi, yoga, and other classes. It will help you to strengthen your core muscles.
Weight Reduction. If you are obese you should lose some of your weight because extra weight can weaken the muscles, joints, and ligaments. It can weaken your abdominal muscles which can cause problems in the pelvis and spine.
Stretching. It can be effective and decrease the risk of postural misalignment because stretching reduces the tension on the muscles, increases blood circulation, and decreases the spasm.
Switch sitting position. Try not to sit for a long time in one place. You should keep changing your position to decrease the pressure on one particular area. Sitting for too long in one position increases the risk of sprain and strain.
Position while sitting. Make sure your back is fully supported while sitting. Use a back pillow If you are not sitting on a chair.
Consulting with Finchley Back Care.
At Finchley back care our chiropractors work with the patients by addressing your complaint and diagnosing the cause of your problem and designing the best care plan that helps you to return to your normal routine.