How a Visit to Your Local Chiropractor Can Help Improve Your Posture

Written By BeDell Chiropractic on December 11, 2018

Are aches and pains ruling your life? Struggling to do even the simplest of tasks because of pain in your back or neck? 

Then you may be suffering from poor posture. 

From spending the day sitting at a desk to being stooped over doing housework all day, there are a number of ways you can start to experience pain as a result of your posture. 

To start with, these pains may only last a few hours. But if your posture doesn’t improve, it can lead to ongoing complications, including problems with your joints, spinal discs, and muscles. 

Does this sound like you? 

Then it’s time to visit your local chiropractor in Windsor. 

Why Is Good Posture Important? 

As we’ve already seen, you may not feel the ill effects of your poor posture for long. However, when left untreated, it can place a huge amount of pressure on your spine, perhaps causing anatomical changes. 

This leaves you in a great deal of pain as your nerves and blood vessels become restricted. 

How do you know if it’s poor posture that’s at the heart of your painful symptoms? 

  • You have pain that’s radiating down your back from your neck
  • You have pain that eases off when you start moving around after you’ve been sat down, or vice versa
  • You find your pain gets worse when you’ve been doing a particular task, e.g. sitting at a desk 
  • You start to notice your pain when a lifestyle factor changes, e.g. a new job, vehicle, or office chair

If those signs and symptoms sound familiar to you, don’t ignore them. Seek the advice of your chiropractor as soon as possible.

How is Poor Posture Diagnosed?

When you visit your chiropractor, they’ll conduct a thorough examination to pinpoint what’s causing your discomfort. They’ll discuss your medical history and symptoms so they get an overall picture of your lifestyle, work environment, and health. They may also conduct further tests, e.g. an X-ray. 

Once it’s confirmed that the symptoms are a result of poor posture, your chiropractor will talk you through their recommended treatment plan.

How Can Your Chiropractor Help? 

Your chiropractor may utilize manual adjustments and other techniques to eradicate tension in your muscles, remobilize your joints, and correct misalignments of the spine that could be adding to the pressure on your central nervous system. 

To complement these techniques and ensure ongoing recovery and good posture, at-home exercises and lifestyle changes you can make may also be included as part of the program. 

Enjoy a pain-free life by giving us a call today at 660-647-5900.

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