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What is Poor Posture?

Poor posture refers to the habitual or regular positioning of the body in a way that places excessive strain on the muscles, ligaments, and joints. It deviates from the ideal alignment that promotes optimal bodily function and minimises stress on the musculoskeletal system. Poor posture can occur when sitting, standing, or lying down, and it can affect various parts of the body.

Examples of Poor Posture

Before identifying the ways of how you can fix posture, it’s essential to first understand what counts as poor posture. Here are some common examples of poor posture:

  1. Slouching: Slouching involves a rounded or hunched upper back and shoulders, with the head and neck protruding forward. This position can lead to neck and upper back pain.
  2. Forward Head Posture: In this posture, the head is positioned significantly forward in relation to the shoulders and spine. It can result from activities like looking down at a smartphone or computer screen for extended periods and can contribute to neck and upper back discomfort.
  3. Kyphosis: Kyphosis is an excessive curvature of the upper back, leading to a rounded back appearance. It can be caused by factors like poor posture, osteoporosis, or spinal deformities.
  4. Lordosis: Lordosis is an excessive inward curve of the lower back (lumbar spine). It can result in a “swayback” appearance and may lead to lower back pain and discomfort.
  5. Forward Pelvic Tilt: A forward pelvic tilt occurs when the pelvis is tilted forward, causing the lower back to arch excessively. This can contribute to lower back pain and muscle imbalances.

Poor posture is not only a matter of aesthetics; it can have a significant impact on physical health, leading to musculoskeletal issues, discomfort, and reduced mobility. Additionally, it can affect mood and self-confidence. Addressing poor posture through posture treatment can help alleviate associated problems and promote better overall health and well-being. If you suspect you have poor posture or are experiencing discomfort related to posture, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or physical therapist for guidance and posture treatment.

Avoid the Long-term Impact of Poor Posture

Ideal posture is the position in which the body is best aligned to support the least amount of strain on the muscles and joints. When in ideal posture, the body is balanced and relaxed, allowing for optimal functioning of the musculoskeletal system.

Here are some characteristics of ideal posture:

  1. The head is level and centered above the shoulders, with the chin parallel to the ground.
  2. The shoulders are relaxed and not hunched or elevated.
  3. The spine is straight and in a neutral position, with the natural curvature maintained.
  4. The chest is open and not collapsed or thrust forward.
  5. The pelvis is level and not tilted forward or backward.
  6. The knees are bent at a natural angle and not locked.
  7. The feet are parallel and facing forward, with the weight evenly distributed.

Maintaining an ideal posture can help reduce strain on the muscles and joints, improve mobility and function, and reduce the risk of injury. It is important to practice good posture throughout the day, whether sitting, standing, or moving.

The Treatment You Get

Following treatments by our experts will help you manage your poor posture-

  • Manual Manipulation
  • Instrument Assisted Manipulation
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Stretching and massaging
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Deliberate exercises

Here at Posture Pain Correction, we’re experts at tracking your postural correction. We track your progress through photos and show you improvements week by week so that we can get the best out of your body throughout the posture treatment.

Causes of Poor Posture

There are several factors that can contribute to poor posture:

  • Muscular imbalances: Muscles that are too weak or too tight can cause the body to be out of alignment, leading to poor posture.
  • Inactivity: Lack of physical activity can lead to weak muscles, which can contribute to poor posture.
  • Prolonged sitting or standing: Spending long periods of time in a stationary position can lead to poor posture, as the muscles may become fatigued and the body may become misaligned.
  • Poor ergonomics: Using furniture, equipment, or other objects that are not properly designed or adjusted can cause poor posture.
  • Unsupportive shoes: Wearing shoes that do not provide proper support can affect posture and cause imbalances in the body.
  • Habits: Certain habits such as slouching or leaning to one side can contribute to poor posture.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as scoliosis or arthritis, can affect posture.

The Long-Term Impact of Poor Posture

A poor posture can cause a number of different health problems. One of the most common problems is back pain. This is because when you have poor posture, your spine is not aligned correctly. This can put a lot of strain on your back muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain. Poor posture can also cause headaches and neck pain. This is because when your spine is not aligned correctly, it can put pressure on your nerves and blood vessels. This can lead to headaches and neck pain. Another problem that can be caused by poor posture is fatigue. When you have poor posture, your muscles have to work harder to keep your body in the correct position. This can lead to muscle fatigue and tiredness. Long-termpoor posture can also cause problems with your internal organs. When your spine is not aligned correctly, it can put pressure on your organs and affect their function. This can lead to problems such as heart disease, digestive problems, and respiratory problems.

Book a consultation with our experts

At our chiropractic clinic, we understand the importance of proper spinal health and alignment. That’s why we offer consultations with our team of expert chiropractors. During your consultation, one of our chiropractors will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your pain or discomfort. From there, we will create a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve optimal spinal health and alleviate your symptoms. In addition to our regular chiropractic care services, we also offer emergency chiropractor services for those in need of immediate relief. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort and need urgent care, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly and professional team is here to help you every step of the way.

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Chiropractors excel at fixing posture. Whilst Posture braces and exercises can help, they only maintain your current posture and won’t make your posture any better. Spinal manipulations by Posture Pain Correction chiropractors can reset your posture back to the optimal location.

  • The most common faults of posture are;
    1. Slouching
    2. Prolonged Phone Use
    3. Long Hours of Computer Use with No Breaks
    4. Heavy Loading of the Spine During Adolescence
    5. Forward Head Droop
  1. Visual changes to the overall outer body appearance
  2. Reduction in mobility and range of movements
  3. Initialisation of pain
  4. Paralysis of daily activities from headaches or sciatica.

The best therapy is Chiropractic treatment for postural therapy combined with “habitual exercises”. You cannot change the spine without external help and you cannot sustain the newly changed spine without strengthening the new spine. Posture Pain Correction understands this and provides both of these to facilitate the best change for your spine.

9/10 cases can be corrected. There are very small cases where it cannot be fixed due to past surgical interventions or hereditary diseases that don’t allow for the spine to move due to fusion.

Unfortunately there’s not one straight answer for this. Postural improvement depends on a variety of factors such as; Age, Duration, Severity and Reactability.

An example of a 30 year old female could range from anywhere of approximately 3-5 months.

We’ll have a much better understanding of how long it will approximately take once we examine you and start formulating a plan to your body.

You cannot reverse damage from bad posture. Unfortunately for each day you hold bad posture, pressure adds to your spine and deforms it causing arthritis. When a spine physically changes, it changes for good. This is why it’s important to get your posture fixed now rather than later.

  1. Yes! Postural Therapy definitely works. This is why we offer it at Posture Pain Correction. It is broken down into 3 parts. The first part is to physically manipulate the spine back into the position, similar to working with a a gold ring. We shape it back to a better position.
  2. We then solidify it in that position by training your spine to hold in the new position through repeated exercises and habbit changes so that it can hold that new position.
  3. Lastly we ween off the treatment so that it becomes much more reliance on the individual and less on the professional.
    1. All this is done whilst tracking the improvements with changes that are tailored to each individual body at Posture Pain Correction.

It often feels uncomfortable only in the early days. Forcing yourself into a good position is immediately uncomfortable because that’s like making your body lift 200kg when you can only do 50kg. You skipped the entire process of training weekly to add weight every couple of weeks. Just like with your Posture you’re not going to change from terrible posture to perfect in one night. You need to train it back up. Thats why posture takes time to feel more and more naturally comfortable.

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