Why is having a great posture so important?
Understanding the importance of a good posture, even if nothing hurts.
The posture is a very evident sign of whether or not the spine is standing tall or slouching forward. If a person stands tall, it most probably means their spine is in the correct shape and that they are healthier than those who stand with a slouch.
Even if nothing hurts, a poor posture is indicative of poor spinal health, which in turn is a sign that something much more serious is taking place under the surface. If we were to peel back the skin and muscles, and looked only at the nerves, we would discover a system that’s under duress.
Slouching not only increases the weight of the head as it relates to the effects of gravity pulling on a forward head posture, it also puts excess pressure on the delicate nerves that flow out of the spine. The combination of these things is a recipe for disaster, as organs and tissue which are dependent of optimal nerve flow are slowly deprived of this energy, and as a result, they won’t perform the way they should.
Don’t wait until something hurts to see a chiropractor. If you have a poor posture as a result of work, poor lifestyle habits, or injury, see a corrective care chiropractor in Santa Ana immediately to stop the progression, and fix the problem from the root.