Poor posture is something we don’t often think about but can affect anyone. You may have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, or you spend eight hours sitting at a desk all day. Maybe you drive a truck and alternate between standing and sitting. The problem is we often don’t stand, sit, or even lay correctly. Poor posture can start at a very young age, and as we carry poor posture habits with us through the years, it affects our health. If you are suffering from neck pain and back pain due to poor posture, our chiropractors at West Omaha Chiropractic can help.
How Poor Posture Can Affect Your Health
If you notice your neck pain or back pain lasts longer than a week, it may be more than just a strain. Our doctors will examine you, talk about your health history, examine your posture, and develop a plan to relieve your pain. Our chiropractors will then work to locate the root of the problem to determine what treatments can help fix it. This may include gentle stretches to help loosen the muscles and ligaments in your neck and back. Once these are loosened, the pain will begin to decrease and eventually go away.
Poor work ergonomics can also cause poor posture. Our doctors will ask questions about your work environment and make improvement suggestions. If you have poor posture due to excess weight putting a strain on your body, we can offer personalized wellness and nutritional counseling. Our chiropractors may also prescribe massage therapy for your muscles combined with strengthening exercises to help correct any tissue imbalance you may have.
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By fixing poor posture, you can reduce stress on ligaments and wear on muscles and joints, which may mean a lower chance of injuring your back. Better posture can help your digestion and improve your mood. You may also get better sleep and have more energy. Our doctors at West Omaha Chiropractic know how important posture is to your overall health and want to help you feel better through non-invasive, gentle chiropractic care. Contact our team today to see how we can help.