The joints in the spine must remain stabilized and balanced from the neck to the knees and feet. When individuals remain in seated or standing positions with shoulders curved or experience force in an accident, it can negatively impact the health and condition of the spine. Bad posture is responsible for nerve compression, muscle dysfunction, and severe limits on mobility.
Improper alignment may be the source for painful symptoms within the back, neck, and the lower body. Posture is important because it keeps bodily structures in a state of alignment to buffer against trauma and degenerative conditions. When postural problems are present, it can result in pressure on the joints, abnormal wear and tear, and restricted movement.
An indication of bad posture includes back ache, knee pain, and headaches. The implementation of spinal adjustments can aid in addressing misalignment and returning the vertebrae to its aligned state. The chiropractor will perform gentle thrusts and twists to the spine that eliminates stress placed on the surrounding nervous tissues.
A thorough physical evaluation must be performed to identify improper posture. The spinal assessment includes an evaluation of joint restrictions and positioning while walking, sitting, and standing. Reliance on an educational stance and engagement in exercises can be facilitated to improve the strength and support of lumbar tissues.
Severe cases of alignment can be corrected with custom orthotics, back braces, and similar techniques. Conditions including Scoliosis and arthritis can be supported with naturally based resources. Patient education is important to ensure that balance of the spine is maintained for an extended period of time to prevent complications at a later stage.