“To live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture” – Rene Cailliet, M.D.
Poor posture not only causes undue spinal stress and many aches and pains, but research suggests that posture is directly related to an individuals’ health.
A recent study published in the prestigious medical journal “Spine”, revealed that measurements of health status in a large group of adults showed significantly poorer outcomes in those people with forward head posture.
We’ve all been told to stand up straight or not to slouch at some point by parents or teachers. Little did they know that poor posture affects multiple joints and muscles, accelerates degenerative joint disease, diminishes lung and cardiac capacity, lowers physical performance and reduces the quality and length of life.
How can we change our posture?
Everyone has mild postural imbalances which are part of who we are… Postural stress and physical strain can exacerbate these changes over time and cause one or more postural abnormalities. Chiropractic treatment aims to return our spines to as near normal as possible by removing these layers of stress, strain and compensation that have built up over many years.