Remember growing up and hearing your mother say, “Sit up straight” or “Stand up tall”? Well guess what, she was right.
Although poor posture is not technically a diagnosis, some physicians use a diagnosis code for abnormal posture. In any rate, poor or abnormal posture can be detrimental to your health.
Scoliosis is a serious condition that can be linked to poor posture. When we slouch, our head moves forward and our back gets compressed. For every inch of forward head translation, ten pounds of compressive loading are applied to the spine.
Chiropractic care helps restore mobility to your spine. This mobility allows for your joints to move properly, thus decreasing the irritation on the surrounding nerves. In addition to restoring mobility to the spine, chiropractors will recommend postural exercises to help stabilize the spinal muscles.
So, if you don’t want to wear a back brace or have corrective spinal surgery then I highly suggest you think about your posture and learn to sit up straight and stand up tall.