Corrective Chiropractic: Correlation Between Posture and Health

There is mounting evidence that poor posture is attributing to a diminished quality of life.

If you think about it, you rarely see people with poor posture competing in the Olympics or running around in the park chasing footballs. On the same token, you don’t see too many people with great posture bedridden, suffering from chronic migraines.

That’s because the spine’s natural ‘S’ shaped curve enables the brain, spinal cord, and nerves to transmit vital nerve energy to the rest of the body freely, and without any interference.

Unfortunately that isn’t the case with most people.

If you have ever suffered tingling or numbness in your arms or legs, fatigue in the middle of the day, too many bouts with the cold/flu, or pain in your joints for no apparent reason, you may know first-hand just how your posture can affect the way your body functions.

Nerve interference occurs as a result of your spine shifting out of place – distorting the natural ‘S’ shaped curve, and putting unnecessary pressure on the delicate nerves that bring life to our bodies.

Misalignments occur as a result of poor postural habits, lifestyle choices, car accidents, or sports injuries. If left untreated, gravity will exacerbate these misalignments and cause dysfunction and disease in your vital organs.

Chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics aim to restore your spine back to its natural ‘S’ shaped curve and restore normal nerve flow to the rest of your body.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Weight Loss and Chiropractic

Millions of Americans are gaining (and losing) weight on a daily basis. But not a lot of people are aware of how these fluctuations affect their posture and overall health.

Besides the obvious side-effects of weight gain – heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer – moderate to severe weight fluctuations can slowly distort your posture and put unnecessary strain on your spine and the delicate nerves coming out of it.

An increase or decrease in weight by as little as 10 pounds can affect how you stand, walk, sleep, or sit. Over time your new body (and the habits you pick up as a result of it) will cause a misalignment in the spine, and create aches, pains, organ dysfunction, fatigue, and other health problems.

If you have lost weight, corrective chiropractic care should be the next step in regaining your health and posture. But if you or a loved one is overweight, the first step should be a sensible weight loss program, followed by a visit to your chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Top Six Signs of Spinal Misalignment

Many people are going about their daily lives without giving much thought to their poor posture and spinal misalignment; let alone the health problems that are associated with it.

While most spinal misalignments come on gradually as a result of improper postural habits, poor diet, or poor lifestyle choices, sudden misalignments (caused by accidents or injuries) are what worries people the most, and prompts them to go see a chiropractor for an immediate fix. The reason is that these sudden misalignments are associated with direct and obvious symptoms that the person can readily recognize the link between their new / increased symptoms and the injury.

Unfortunately it’s those gradual or long standing misalignments that can become dangerous if left untreated and uncorrected.

Poor posture and spinal misalignment puts unnecessary and relentless pressure on your muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs in the spine. But its the pressure / stretch on the delicate nerves in the neck and back that is most troublesome; these same nerves are responsible for transmitting vital information and energy to all the limbs and body organs from the brain. Any amount of nerve interference will therefore diminish the flow of nerve energy to the limbs and organs, leading to disease and other major health complications.

Problematically, most people don’t recognize the link between the “gradual and long-standing” misalignments and their health problems; also many times the signs and symptoms are subtle and are not obviously linked to the mis-alignment by untrained people. However, the most direct and obvious symptoms of poor posture and spinal misalignment are:

1. Sore / stiff neck or back
2. Low energy, tiredness, or fatigue
3. Headaches
4. Muscle spasms in the back
5. Joint pain
6. Numbness, tingling, or altered sensations

In addition to the above obvious signs, you should realize that unexplained health conditions (where you’ve been told to just live with it or take medication for the rest of your life) are likely linked to your poor posture and spinal misaligment.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to see a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Masking these symptoms on your own with caffeinated drinks, pain killers, mattresses, or whatever the latest fad is, isn’t going to put the spine back into alignment.

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