Your mother wasn’t just nagging you for all of those years. Good posture is a vital part of your health and mood—not to mention how others perceive you. This is why much of chiropractic care focuses on teaching patients how to hold themselves while sitting, standing, and lying down.
There are several reasons why a person might slouch. During your initial appointment, your chiropractor will perform an evaluation to identify any underlying causes of poor posture. Personal confidence is a common culprit, as well as an uneven pelvis, scoliosis, or damage to the back or neck. Many are surprised to hear that constantly looking at mobile devices strains the neck and encourages a forward head posture.
Proper posture ensures that your muscles are experiencing as little strain as possible and that ligaments are unhindered during movement or weight-bearing activities. As part of your appointment, your chiropractor will make adjustments to your neck, back and hips to correct any misalignments.
During your session, your chiropractor will teach you ways to become more mindful of how you sit, stand, and lay down. From keeping both feet on the floor while sitting to sleeping with a supportive pillow, there are several changes that can be made to improve your posture.
These changes don’t stop at how you carry yourself. Chiropractic care focuses on the entire body, and regular appointments help minimize headaches, improve digestion, boost your immune system, and diminish joint pain. Your practitioner will discuss lifestyle changes that will not only make it easier to maintain proper posture but improve overall health as well. These cover everything from work-life balance and dietary needs to starting a new exercise regimen.
Augusta/Waynesboro Chiropractic Center in Waynesboro, VA, believes that chiropractic care is like building a house—you need a solid foundation to keep everything running smoothly. Postural support is essential to keep your house standing strong and is part of their traditional chiropractic services. Go online to learn about treatments such as spinal decompression, chiropractic manipulation, and Class IV laser therapy. To schedule your first appointment, call (540) 943-1434.