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Posture

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Achieving good posture has become increasingly challenging due to various uncontrollable factors in our modern lifestyles.

Stress, prolonged sitting, excessive use of electronic devices, carrying heavy bags, and lack of exercise all contribute to poor posture. One common issue is forward head posture, where the head is held in front of the shoulders rather than above them.

Forward head posture places excessive strain on the muscles of the neck and back. It's estimated that for every inch the head is positioned in front of the shoulders, its weight increases by 10 pounds.

To compensate for the added weight, the muscles remain in constant contraction, leading to pressure at the base of the skull. This can result in headaches, tingling and numbness in the arms, and a burning sensation between the shoulder blades.

An even more significant problem with forward head posture is its impact on rib movement and the ability to breathe deeply.

Working from home has exacerbated spinal issues as people adopt poor postures, hunching over laptops, using makeshift monitor setups, and sitting on chairs not designed for prolonged use. While office work has its drawbacks, the work-from-home setup has taken it to the next level.

While there's plenty of advice online about ideal angles for head, shoulders, elbows, and wrists, nothing beats having a professional assess your spine to ensure proper movement.

Regular chiropractic care can help maintain spinal mobility and address discomfort caused by various postures adopted during long work hours.

If posture concerns you, we will assess your spine to identify the underlying cause of poor posture. Spinal x-rays may be used to evaluate structural changes commonly associated with poor posture. Gentle adjustments can then realign your spine and relieve strained muscles.

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What to expect on your visit to the clinic

We will also provide lifestyle advice to prevent forward head posture in the future. Poor flexibility often accompanies poor posture, so we may recommend specific spinal exercises to strengthen and improve movement in your spine, enhancing its resilience. Correcting forward head posture promptly is crucial to avoid additional strain on other areas of your body.

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