How to Have Good Posture
Are you suffering from pain in your back, neck, or shoulders?
Are you losing sleep because you can’t seem to find a comfortable position?
The problem could be poor posture.
If poor posture has become a habit, good posture can become a habit too. With some adjustments in your environment and easy exercises, you can have good posture that supports your overall health and wellbeing. Your chiropractor can help.
Here are some tips for getting and maintaining good posture:
- Adjust your workspace – If you sit at work all day, make sure your workspace is set up to support good posture. Your computer monitor should be at eye-level, your feet flat on the floor, and your knees level with or slightly lower than your hips. You may need to adjust the height of your monitor or chair.
- Stretch every day – Stiff muscles can contribute to poor posture. Maintain your balance, flexibility, and strength by stretching every day. You’ll feel the difference! If you’re seated at a computer during the day, don’t neglect your chest and shoulders. Stretch your chest by standing in a doorway with your arms raised in a Y position and resting on the frame. Lean forward gently to stretch your chest and shoulders.
- Do core strength exercises – Strong core muscles support good posture. Exercises like planks, sit-ups, and crunches can help you get stronger and correct poor posture.
- Stand tall – When standing, keep your spine straight, head level, and shoulders back. Try to keep your weight more on the balls of your feet than on your heels. If you stand for long periods, shift your weight periodically.
- Get on your feet – Many people spend much of their day seated at work or while relaxing at home. Frequent sitting not only weakens your muscles, but it also shortens your hip flexors, creating an imbalance in your gait and contributing to lower back pain.
- Search for a “chiropractor near me” – Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser can help! Dr. Bill’s gentle care can identify and adjust any imbalances caused by poor posture, help your body heal, and re-align your spine for better posture.
Correct Your Posture by Searching for a “Chiropractor Near Me”
Poor posture can be a result of back, neck, and shoulder pain, but it can also cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Whether your pain or your poor posture came first, we can help.
At your initial appointment, we’ll talk about your medical history, symptoms, and how your posture may be affected by your work and home life. Dr. Bill will give you a chiropractic exam, develop a plan for your care, and may start treatment right away.
Dr. Bill uses state-of-the-art tools and techniques to give you gentle, safe, and effective care to improve and support your posture. You’ll see and feel the difference.
To make an appointment, call us at 734-663-2300 or contact us here on the website.