Adverse Effects of Poor Posture

Published in The Southington Citizen

When a person’s posture is “neutral,” the three curves of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar) help the body absorb stresses and the impacts of daily activities. Unfortunately, ideal posture is the exception, rather than the rule. As a result of poor posture, strain in the muscles at the back of the head, neck, upper back, and jaw can lead to increased pressure on nearby nerves that trigger “tension” (muscle spasm) headaches. In addition, muscle weakness /tightness/imbalances; poor flexibility; and misalignment of the hips, knees, and feet can lead to lower body problems such as patellofemoral pain and plantar fasciitis. By correcting posture and getting to the source of these (and other) problems, the chiropractor can alleviate many painful symptoms.
Incorrect posture puts pressure on your vertebrae, ultimately causing discs to become compressed and making you vulnerable to back pain. Good posture, on the other hand, can make you feel good. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove spinal dysfunction and nerve interference, returning the body to its natural state of health and wellness. We’re located at 200 Queen St. Southington. Please call 860-621-2225 to schedule an appointment. We offer affordable healthcare for the whole family.
P.S. Rotator cuff pain may stem from muscle tightness, weakness, or imbalances associated with poor posture that cause tendons in the rotator cuff to become irritated.

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