If you sit at a desk all day, commute in rush hour traffic, or lounge on your couch – chances are you are perpetuating poor posture. Poor posture is a more common than not, with all our daily habits only perpetuating slouching. But poor posture is not only an aesthetic problem, it is also a health problems. So the next time you slouch, straighten up, it will make you look and feel better.
Improper postural habits can bring about gradual spinal misalignment. And this gradual misalignment is detrimental to health and wellbeing. Your daily slouch can put pressure on your muscles, or even lengthen and weaken your muscles. It can also put strain on ligaments, discs and joints.
The nerves directly related to your spine and posture, in both your neck and back, are also directly affected. These nerves are responsible for transmitting information and energy from the brain to the body. When you put added pressure, or length, on your spine and related muscles, you only disconnect the relationship between nerves and organs and create more interference, resulting in major health complications.
While poor posture is visible to the observer, you may not know if you’re slouching yourself. Check out these symptoms directly linked with spinal misalignment.
1. Sore and/or stiff neck or back.
2. Low energy, lethargy, fatigue
3. Chronic headaches
4. Muscles spasms
5. Joint pain
6. Numbness or tingling sensations
For more information on how chiropractic care can help with alleviate these symptoms, contact Dr. Justin Favreau at Stability Spine and Wellness for a free, no-obligation consultation. As one of Seattle’s most trusted chiropractors, Dr. Favreau has been able to successfully treat hundreds of patients through Chiropractic BioPhysics and is very optimistic in being able to help you and your loved ones live a healthy, pain-free life.