Who really thinks much about posture until one finds themselves in pain and then catches a glimpse of themselves in the mirror. Is that what I really look like and why in the world is my body not straight anymore? There are literally countless reasons why your posture has declined over the years. Poor posture can be both a cause of pain and a result of pain. Here at North Bergen's Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we will get you both straightened out and out of pain.
Good posture is something to strive for. It sounds like something we all can accomplish on our own, but the fact of the matter is there are many physical and mental factors affecting posture that it is highly likely you’re going to need professional help. To achieve good posture and pain free living, you’re going to need balance, muscle flexibility, muscle strength, and normal spine and joint mobility throughout the entire body. That is precisely what we help you achieve.
What is good posture and why is it important?
Good posture is more than just standing tall and looking your best. It’s an important part of your overall health and well-being. Posture is simply the body's position and alignment while at rest or in motion. In fact, did you know that there are actually two types of posture? Dynamic and static posture (mind blown, right?).
Dynamic posture is simply our whole body’s posture while moving. It’s how we walk, run, lift, and bend. Static posture on the other hand, is our body’s posture while at rest. It’s how we sit, stand, and lay.
Achieving and maintaining good dynamic and static posture is important because poor posture can have a direct negative impact on our bodies, both physically and mentally. Although back pain is the most common implication associated with poor posture, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Poor posture can also cause or compound:
- Back pain and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestion problems
- Respiratory issues
- Poor circulation
Like bad posture, good posture can also directly impact our quality of life, but for the better. Some of the many benefits of good posture include:
- Reduced risk of back and neck pain
- Better balance and coordination
- Higher energy levels
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Optimism and positivity