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Chiropractors treat a lot of repetitive use injuries. If you ask the average person to give an example of a repetitive use injury, one of the most common answers would probably be lifting. Did you know that one of the most debilitating kind of repetitive use is how we position ourselves throughout the day? That’s right, we are talking about our posture. Poor posture for some, is a life-long habit.

Why is posture important?

Beyond improving our appearance, there are many health benefits everyone should know about. Good posture can:

  1. Maintain proper alignment of our bones and joints
  2. Reduce stress on ligaments and tendons, minimizing the risk of injury
  3. Prevent muscle strainand chronic pain
  4. Conserve energy by helping us use muscles more efficiently
  5. Reduce our risk for premature joint wear

Research has shown that poor posture can affect your digestive process and influence or increase stress levels.

Poor posture takes practice

Slumping at the shoulders, typing with the head down, slouching in our chairs, and holding the phone between our neck and shoulder are habits that many people practice for several hours a day for decades. As time goes by, they begin to develop problems with their spine, discs, joints, muscles, and ligaments. This is a common reason for chronic pain and loss of movement that many people experience. Some way that people damage their posture on the job includes:

  • Poor posture while sitting
  • Poor spinal support while standing
  • Sustaining unnatural positions such as stooping for long periods
  • Improper lifting mechanics

Poor posture is manifested in kids, teens, and students by:

  • Studying or reading in a prone position
  • Improper style and weight of a backpack
  • Forward head carriage when texting
  • Sitting or standing with rounded shoulders

Rehabilitating poor posture

Chiropractors are able to rehabilitate and re-align the joints, promote healing in the affected region(s), and teach the patient to improve their posture. It sounds easier than it is because habits must be broken, and in the beginning, proper posture will feel unnatural to someone who has used poor posture for years. Your chiropractor can recommend specific, effective spinal exercises for every patient, depending upon their postural issues. The exercises will be intuitive and easy to perform at home and at work. The exercises are modified for all ages and conditions.

Chiropractic care you can count on

If you are suffering from pain and you are looking for a natural, non-invasive of treatment; consider the life-changing results that are the benefit of chiropractic care. Chiropractic clinics also offer supplemental therapies such as the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, diet, counseling, or rehabilitative exercise. ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, known all over the South east for providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.