Avoid the Pitfalls of Poor Posture
By Dr. Rav Nagra, DC
Have you ever heard of something called Postural Syndrome? Chances are you’re suffering from it and don’t even realize it. I often treat patients with pain directly related to posture and many have just gotten used to the daily aches and pains, now accepting them as a part of daily life! The truth is with appropriate assessment and treatment we can help correct your posture and get you out of pain very quickly.
Do you work on a computer for long hours? Ever spend a little too much time looking down at your cell phone or tablet checking email? There’s a common theme with these activities; they tend to force us into body positions that, when held for long periods of time, can cause a lot of wear and tear on the neck and back.
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This image shows how much more stress is placed on the neck and back when your head is held forward in space. In this position the muscles in the back of the neck work much harder and fatigue over time. They become tight and sore and produce a range of symptoms that can become very frustrating.
Some of these symptoms include:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck/Shoulder Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Sore Chest Muscles
- Poor Sleep or Insomnia
- Chronic “achy” feeling all over
- Disc degeneration
- Numbness or tingling in arms and/or hands
These symptoms can often be traced back to improper posture or repetitive daily activities and we have a great track record at finding the cause and providing relief for our patients. In most cases our patients improve dramatically and can prevent the pain from returning by performing simple at home exercises.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Abbotsford or have any questions contact us at 6048502511 to schedule an assessment with me. Check back for our future blogs, next time we’ll share some simple home exercises you can try to help with your posture related symptoms.
Blog by: Dr. Rav Nagra, DC