Stand (and Sit) Taller Through Posture Correction
If 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:
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.
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!