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Stand (and Sit) Taller Through Posture Correction

Stand (and Sit) Taller Through Posture Correction

chiropractic in Birmingham for better posture.jpgIf you suffer from chronic or recurring neck and back pain, you may need to take a good look at your posture. If you habitually stand or sit in a way that puts undue stress on your spinal column, you can develop physical complaints quite literally from head to toe, ranging from headaches to plantar fasciitis. Here are some simple posture tips that can help:

Stand tall. Get in front of full-length mirror so you can view your entire body in profile. Do you notice any slouching or slumping -- or are you overcompensating with exaggerated, military "at-attention" pose? You want to be able to draw an imaginary vertical line from your ear through your shoulder down to your hip bone. Adjust your posture until you are standing tall and straight.

Sit properly. Many of us practice a nice standing posture only to slump into our chairs the moment we sit down. Make sure you can put both feet flat on the floor and that your back is straight and well supported. Place items on your desk so can see or reach them without stooping forward.

Wear the proper shoes. Your feet play a major role in your posture. If your arches are not supported by your choice of footwear, your entire vertical balance may be thrown off, causing foot, knee or back pain. If you have "flat feet" or some other structural anomaly, you may need orthotic footwear.

Strengthen yourself. The core muscles centered around your lower back, abdomen and pelvis must be strong enough to provide support to your spinal column at all times, otherwise proper posture may be difficult to maintain. Dr. Duca can recommend strengthening exercises to give your spine the muscular support it needs.

Another Posture Aid: Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can correct any spinal misalignments that negatively impact your posture. Periodic "maintenance" can then prevent a serious subluxation later on. Contact our Birmingham office to schedule an initial evaluation!

Do you have back or foot issues? Describe your symptoms!


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