Chiropractic Care Improves Posture
Poor posture negatively impacts the health and appearance of individuals
back and neck pain, poor circulation, shallow breathing, fatigue, muscle tension, headaches, premature aging of the spine and poor self image.
Chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulative therapy of the thoracic spine or mid-back area, teamed with stretching and strengthening exercises improves overall posture including a condition known as postural kyphosis.
Thoracic kyphosis is an increase in the normal thoracic curvature of the spine. Postural kyphosis most commonly presents due to a number of factors, such as:
Sitting with slouched posture
Carrying heavy bags or backpacks
Heavy manual work
Fashion trends – wearing high heels
Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. Spinal manipulative therapy increases joint mobility and
has shown to improve muscle function, improve movement and flexibility by decreasing hypertonicity or tightness in the muscles and alter the tone of the muscle.