These days, more and more people find themselves sitting in front of computer screens or television sets for long periods of time. Only a small percentage of people exhibit good posture when they are sitting. That’s because it is hard to sit up straight for eight hours at a time. Eventually, you will find yourself slouching or leaning forward to get a better look at the computer screen. Over time, the bad posture can really start to add up and take a physical toll on your body. You may start to feel tight or stiff in your shoulders and neck, or you could experience lower back pain. At Starkwood Chiropractic, our Portland chiropractors provide quality treatment that is natural, safe and can correct and encourage good posture.
The natural position of the spine is when you are sitting or standing straight. When you lean forward or slouch while you sit, gravity pulls against your spine and forces your back and neck muscles to work overtime. If you sit in the same position for long enough, your vertebrae can become misaligned and the ligaments and muscles in your shoulders, neck and back can become stretched or contracted. When your spine is not properly aligned, added pressure is put on the many nerves that travel through it. These nerves receive signals from the brain and are responsible for getting those signals to your organs and extremities. When those nerves are pinched or squeezed, it can have effect how your entire body functions. So, not only can bad posture make your back and neck hurt, but it can have a serious impact on how your organs and body systems function. The health of your spine is paramount to the health of your entire body, and at Starkwood Chiropractic, our team of knowledgeable and determined Portland chiropractors are spine health experts. We can perform spinal adjustments that gently move your vertebrae back into their natural position and take the pressure off your neck, back and shoulder muscles. With regular chiropractic treatment, exhibiting good posture won’t be painful and will be much easier to get used to as a result. Sitting down may not seem like a big deal, but when you do it every day for hours at a time, it starts to add up. In this sit-happy society we live in, it is more important than ever to make good posture a habit. With our chiropractic care, you can correct your posture before it becomes a serious health issue.
If you have ever felt like there’s a knot of muscle tension in your neck or back, it may be a sign that you are exhibiting poor posture. This tension will only get worse over time, and can begin to seriously impact your quality of life. With quality chiropractic care, you can fix the problem before it gets out of hand. Feel free to contact us any time if you would like to schedule an appointment or a free consultation with one of our chiropractors.