Posture Correction

Whether it be your parents, loved ones, or friends it is likely that someone has told you "don't slump," "stand up straight," or “watch your posture.” While it may be annoying to hear this repeated over and over, years of bad posture can have a lasting impact on your overall health. How you sit in a chair while in school or ran on the basketball court can have a huge impact on how you do those activities now. Fixing bad posture can be a challenge, but with the help of a qualified and experienced chiropractor, posture correction is possible. At Salkin Family Chiropractic in New York, NY, Dr. David Salkin takes the time to treat his patients holistically and recommends treatment options that allow your body to heal naturally without aggressive treatment options. 

Good posture will achieve immediate benefits because it will make you appear taller, healthier, and even more confident. While these benefits are visual, improving your posture also has a number of other benefits that enable a pain-free lifestyle such as properly aligning bones and joints, reduced stress on joints, improved mood, less risk of back injury, and much more. A chiropractor can help correct bad posture by asking questions that assess your lifestyle and what has contributed to your need for posture correction. Next, a thorough examination will be done to identify the cause of your posture issues and lend in the establishment of a treatment plan. Once a treatment plan has been determined, your chiropractor will likely start with slight back adjustments that result in slight joint movements that enable better posture. Once better posture has been achieved, a long-term plan of stretching, strengthening, and muscle relaxing will be prescribed. 

Importance of Proper Posture and How to Achieve It

Your posture – how you hold your body as you sit or stand – has a significant impact on your health. Good posture means that your spine is in a neutral position, but many people don’t achieve this. Posture is often affected by injuries, medical conditions, muscle tension, being overweight, weakened muscles, fatigue, bad habits, and more. In this guide, Dr. Salkin at Salkin Family Chiropractic on the Upper East Side, NY will explain how poor posture can affect you and how to achieve posture correction through chiropractic care.

Impact of Poor Posture

You likely know how poor posture can affect your appearance, as you can turn just about anywhere to see someone slouching. Unfortunately, poor posture can have an even greater impact than that.

Your body works best with your spine neutral. When it is in this shape, each bodily component has the space it needs to function properly. When it’s not, it can wreak havoc on your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Poor posture puts undue stress on the spine, which can lead to misalignments, tension, compressed nerves, pressure on the ligaments, and more. It has been shown to lead to injuries, pain, an increased chance of depression, a negative impact on confidence, digestive issues, poor nerve function, and much more. It has the potential to do so much harm that posture correction can actually improve your quality of life.

How a Chiropractor Can Help With Posture Correction

It might seem like all you need to do is pay more attention to your posture to fix this issue, and that is partially true. However, most people need assistance in achieving proper posture. This is especially true if an injury or medical issue is involved or if you have had bad posture for years.

To help you achieve better posture, a chiropractor will adjust your spine. Restoring proper alignment makes it easier to maintain good posture and address alignment issues.

Soft tissue therapy is also important. As you utilize poor posture, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments sustain undue stress and overcompensate to keep you upright. If the tension isn’t addressed, they can pull your spine back out of alignment.

Therapeutic exercises are utilized to help stretch and strengthen the spine to better support proper posture. And lifestyle recommendations are provided to help you create better posture habits.

Learn more about posture correction by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Salkin at Salkin Family Chiropractic on the Upper East Side, NY at (212) 249-1476.

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