Sometimes when parents tell their children to “stand up straight”, their kids strike the military pose of standing at attention. However, standing with their head and shoulders rigidly pulled back and the lower back excessively arched is not good posture. Poor posture strains back muscles and ligaments, while good posture recognizes the natural S-curve of the spine (when viewed from the side). This shape, with the cervical spine curving slightly inward like the cervical spine, allows for an even distribution of weight and flexibility of movement. By evaluating a person’s posture, a chiropractor can tell which mechanics of the spine require attention.
If your body has a noticeable postural imbalance, it can have a serious effect on your nervous system and spine over time. A chiropractor can help correct poor posture such as forward head translation or slouching and realign the spine to assure that the body is functioning optimally. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-621-2225. We regularly hear from people who have never been to a chiropractor. If you’ve never had chiropractic care, you may be surprised to learn how it can help you improve your health. Chiropractic care, you may be surprised to learn how it can help you improve your health. Chiropractic is safe and effective for keeping your kids healthy, too! Our office is located at 200 Queen Street, Southington.
P.S. As we get older and lose height (due to disc changes) it is normal for the curve in the lumbar region of the back to straighten, leading to a slight stoop.