Our daily activities that occur repetitively may be having a long-term effect on our posture and overall wellness. Here are a few you should be aware of:
Bending at the neck while using our mobile devices can lead to a variety of problems with pain and posture. Holding the head in an unnatural position causes stress on the spine, and as the neck bends further forward, the spine bears an increased amount of weight.
Another daily activity that has risk is simply sitting for a prolonged period of time. The perils of sitting or being sedentary involve sustained unnatural body position leading again to posture problems, and also a lack of motion. Moving is essential for the human body to function optimally. Specific chiropractic adjustments will create motion in the spine and restructure poorly moving vertebrae. This helps correct compensating patterns and helps to retrain the muscles.
Standing for a long time isn't great either, particularly if your posture isn't very good. Circulatory problems as well as lower extremity edema and stress can cause pain and misalignment. Whether you're sitting or standing, it's important that your posture is correct while doing so.
Sustained stress on the spine has a detrimental effect on posture, and good posture is essential for overall wellness, including hormone regulation and pain alleviation. Consider a spinal assessment for professional advice on improving your posture in order to stay healthy, active and pain-free.