Our posture makes a big difference in the quality of our health and well-being. You may have been told at many points throughout life to “stand up straight,” but that is only a part of it. We can always do our best to improve our posture and strand up or sit up straight, but we may not ever really know if our body has ideal posture or not. Making an effort to stand upright instead of slouched forward still goes a long way in keeping our posture better, but you won’t know for certain how your overall posture measures up until you seek out Bentonville chiropractic care.
The Importance of Posture
The posture we maintain can positively or negatively impact the health of our spine and other body systems. If we’re constantly living with poor posture by being slouched and bent over at a desk, it can start to cause our spine to become misaligned. At the same time, having your shoulder rolled forward or your hips tilted downward can bring about a number of health concerns, pain, and more. Common sources of poor posture are watching TV, being at a computer, and looking down at a smartphone. You may also stand a certain way due to compensation for pain or due to lack of muscle tone in your core.
When there are misalignments in the spine, posture can worsen, creating a harmful feedback loop that keeps causing your posture to worsen over time. Not only that, but a spine that is out of alignment can start to cause nerve interference through the communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body, namely in the spinal cord and nerves.
A Bentonville chiropractor like Dr. Tom Niemela at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help with realigning the spine and helping you to improve your posture and overall health. Improving posture is good for health purposes. Poor posture starts to cause unnecessary points of stress on ligaments, muscles, and joints. This can result in wear and tear on parts of the body that may not be built to withstand it. When the spine is properly aligned and posture has been improved, your body properly redistributes the balance of weight and where natural wear and tear takes place. Proper and improved posture helps the body’s systems to run as intended, allowing you to avoid pain and discomfort, as well as a number of related health issues. Improving one’s posture can also result in reducing problems and pains with the back and neck, depression, stress, anxiety, digestion, and more.
Contact Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to Improve Your Posture Today!
Contact us today at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic if you’re looking for a Bentonville chiropractor and want to improve your posture. You can also book an appointment with Dr. Tom Niemela if you’re ready to get started! Bring us any questions you have about how chiropractic can help with your posture and other health issues you may be facing.
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