Looking to improve your posture? Dr. Donn Innaimo at Innaimo Clinic of Chiropractic in Watertown, CT, can help you achieve good posture through chiropractic adjustments and other natural methods.
Importance of Proper Posture and How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help
Posture is about much more than sitting pretty and looking confident. It actually plays a very important role in your general health. In this guide, Dr. Innaimo and the team at Innaimo Clinic of Chiropractic in Watertown, CT, explain how as well as how chiropractic adjustments and other techniques can help you achieve proper posture.
Effects of Poor Posture
Imagine building a house with an uneven and shaky foundation and frame. What would happen? It would put unnecessary strain on the beams, roof, walls, and flooring. That strain could lead to an eventual breakdown of the entire home.
Your spine is like your foundation and frame. Good posture – known as a neutral spine – ensures that you provide the right support for all surrounding spinal components and your entire body. Poor posture, on the other hand, puts unnecessary strain on the nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. And that strain can lead to pain, headaches, herniated discs, poor nerve function, and more undesirable effects.
How Do Adjustments Help Posture?
Poor posture can both be caused by spinal misalignment and can contribute to spinal misalignment. When the spine isn’t properly aligned, the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues have to overcompensate to hold you upright. When those soft tissues aren’t functioning properly, it’s difficult for you to sit or stand straight.
Likewise, when you don’t sit or stand straight, the soft tissues pull on the spine. This can lead to misalignment. And in both cases, poor posture can worsen the misalignment and its effects.
Restoring proper alignment to your spine through adjustments takes the undue pressure off the soft tissue. This allows the soft tissues to function properly and keep your spine balanced.
While adjustments get you started with proper posture, other steps must be taken to maintain it. Some of these occur at your chiropractor’s office. For example, Dr. Innaimo provides guidance through the Egoscue Method posture exercises to help strengthen and stretch the muscles to make proper posture more natural.
Additionally, you’ll have to be aware of your posture in daily life to make the proper corrections. And even after you have achieved alignment, regular chiropractic adjustments can ensure your spine stays healthy and neutral.
Achieve a natural, healthy posture with the help of Dr. Innaimo at Innaimo Clinic of Chiropractic in Watertown, CT. Schedule your chiropractic adjustments by calling (860) 274-8858 today.