Platteville, Wisconsin
470 S Water St
Platteville, WI 53818
(608) 348-3156

Understanding the Impact of Poor Posture on Back Pain December 29, 2017

Platteville, Grant
Understanding the Impact of Poor Posture on Back Pain, Platteville, Wisconsin

It should come as no surprise that sitting hunched over in front of a computer for hours can cause back pain. However, most people are unaware that even brief instances of slouching can affect spinal alignment. Fortunately, treating back pain caused by poor posture is easy. With a quick visit to your chiropractor and a few simple spinal adjustments, you will feel as good as new. Below, the friendly team at Chiropractic Associates of Platteville, Wisconsin, explains how poor posture causes back pain, so you can combat it once and for all.

How Posture Affects the Spine

The human spine is incredibly flexible, allowing you to perform countless maneuvers like bending over and turning your head independently. When you perform a sudden movement that challenges the spine’s flexibility or remain in a position that places stress on individual vertebrae for an extended period, the spine uses misalignment as a coping mechanism.

With this response comes back pain, neck pain, headaches, and limited mobility. Spinal misalignment also inhibits circulation throughout the body, which has various negative side effects of its own. For these reasons, it is essential to be aware of your posture at all times. Sit up straight, use chairs that provide adequate lumbar support, and wear shoes that fit well.

How Spinal Adjustments Can Help

back painIf your spine becomes misaligned as the result of poor posture, a few simple chiropractic adjustments can help. After assessing the extent of your spinal curvature, your chiropractor will perform quick, manual adjustments to realign the vertebrae. For most patients, this results in immediate relief.

However, if you have had poor posture for many years, it may have caused severe and lasting damage. Your chiropractor might recommend a more intensive treatment to counteract the spine’s defensive positioning. 

If you suffer from chronic back pain and think poor posture may be to blame, turn to Chiropractic Associates of Platteville for diagnosis and treatment. Their seasoned team takes a holistic approach to treating patients by addressing pain at the source and preventing it from returning in the future. You can learn more about the comprehensive chiropractic care they offer residents of Platteville and the surrounding areas by visiting their website. To make an appointment, call (608) 348-3156 today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Chiropractic Associates Of Platteville LLC
3 Tips to Safely Carry Your Purse, Platteville, Wisconsin
Hauling a large purse around each day is convenient for keeping essentials with you. However, over time, it can be harmful to your spine. Neck and back pain are common side effects o...read more
How Heavy Backpacks Can Hurt Your Child’s Body, Platteville, Wisconsin
Due to its ability to help kids stay mobile and carry all of their belongings, the backpack is a must-have tool for students. While this tool can do a lot of the lifting, having too ...read more
The Impact of Phones on Your Spinal Health, Platteville, Wisconsin
Whether for work or play, phones play an integral role in day-to-day life. Texting, talking, playing games, and enjoying media are just a few of the perks, and while the convenience ...read more
How Does Chiropractic Care Benefit Fibromyalgia Pain?, Platteville, Wisconsin
Chiropractic care treats a wide variety of issues related to the spinal cord and nervous system, including neck, back, and sciatica pain. It’s also celebrated as a beneficial treatme...read more
4 Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy , Platteville, Wisconsin
Chiropractic care is a natural way to boost overall wellness, and this treatment can have particular benefits for pregnant women. The aches, pains, and discomforts of pregnancy can t...read more