Your grandma was really on to something when she’d continuously harp on you to sit up straight and stop slouching. Poor posture can have a lot of negative effects on your life. Back and neck pain are some obvious side effects, but did you know that poor posture makes you appear heavier than you are? Poor posture also weakens hip and core strength and makes it difficult to develop muscles in these places, making it hard to lose that extra ten pounds you’ve been struggling with. Poor posture cuts off your circulation, cramps your intestines (leading to slower digestion), and increases depression and overall stress and anxiety levels.
Knowing the negative side effects of bad posture, it makes perfect sense that improving your posture can improve your overall health and wellness. At Optimum Wellness, our chiropractors treat a lot of people who are struggling with poor posture. Whether it’s rounded or elevated shoulders, a forward-aligned head, hunched back, pigeon toes, or pelvic tilt, our chiropractors can diagnose your poor posture problems and figure out why you are experiencing pain. Visiting our chiropractors can help you alleviate that pain in just a few visits.
We will begin by assessing your alignment to see what damage all that slouching is actually doing. We will then teach you a few tricks for improving poor posture, as well as help you develop an exercise plan that will increase your overall muscular strength and improve your posture. Improved posture can reverse all the negative side effects you may be experiencing– less back and neck pain, better digestion, weight loss, and muscle gain– and therefore lead to overall life improvement. Contact our chiropractors today at Optimum Wellness to set up an appointment to improve your posture.