Posture is an often neglected element in achieving long-term good health. Good posture is not just about standing up straight to make you look your best. By ensuring that the body is held in the right way, be it during movement or standing still, can avert the occurrence of injuries, pain, and other health problems.
Appearance is not the only reason why good posture is vital. Bad posture is a result of inadequate nervous system function and poor posture habits that become evident over the years. Not many people are aware of the real importance and essence of having a good posture.
Some of the health benefits offered by having a good and proper posture include:
- Reduction of stress on the ligaments
- Reduction of injury risk
- Prevention of muscles strain, pain, and overuse
- Efficient use of muscles for energy conservation
- Lessened abnormal wearing of joints
The way that the spine is positioned has an impact on good posture. Naturally, the spine has three curves located at the neck, mid back, and low back. If you want to maintain a correct posture, these natural curves should be maintained. The head should be above the shoulders while the top of the shoulder should be over the hips.
When the body has a noticeable postural imbalance, like a high left shoulder; it can cause negative effects of the nervous system and the spine. Upper cervical chiropractic is a way to properly adjust bad posture.
Upper cervical chiropractors are trained professionals who perform adjustments to ensure that the spine is free from interference to allow the nervous system and the rest of the body to function in the best way possible.
Posture is really a brain dysfunction. Most believe the brain controls everything happening in the body. It’s actually quite the opposite. The nervous system detects everything happening in your environment and body and sends that information to the brain. The brain purely responds to it. So if you have subluxations stopping the flow of information getting to the brain properly the brain is only going to respond to what it is given. It’s like a computer, garbage in, garbage out.
No one wants to walk around with poor posture but the problem is that you can stand up tall for a few minutes but it will not last. This is because the brain thinks your poor posture is normal and will take you back to that posture. So getting adjusted allows your brain to receive the correct information so it can respond appropriately.
Posture improvement through upper cervical chiropractic involves adjustments along with other necessary changes in lifestyle. For example, a change in sleeping position, a change in the chair used at work, diet improvements and even weight loss to reduce strain and to enhance the alignment of the body and spine.
A person can start to help oneself by consciously being aware of posture through correctly sitting, standing, and lying down. This can help to move towards a better and healthier position for the body. They can also guide you to the best posture when performing any activity and help you lessen the risk of injury at any time.
Purity Chiropractic can help your body to get back to balance by offering natural in gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free upper cervical chiropractic care. We can help you improve your posture with the correct upper cervical chiropractic adjustments, recommendations, and exercises.