WHY YOU NEED TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS WITH POSTURE
There are many people who suffer from poor posture, and worryingly some do not even realise that their posture needs to be addressed. If you have poor posture, it can lead to a range of related problems and can have a variety of negative effects on health. Many people are told to ‘sit up straight’ as kids, and there is something in this advice. Slouching, sitting at your desk or computer for long periods, not using the right furniture for seating, and various other issues can result in bad posture.
Some people go through life without ever addressing the issue they have with their posture. This means that they are often in discomfort and could suffer from a number of related problems, all of which lowers their quality of life. If you have bad posture, it is important to seek professional advice and treatment, and in this article, we will look at why you need to do this.
WHY PROMPT ATTENTION AND TREATMENT IS NECESSARY
The wide range of issues relating to poor posture means that it is important to take action to help correct your posture. There are professionals that can help with this, and you will be amazed at what a difference correct posture can make. Some of the reasons you need to get poor posture looked at include:
IT CAN MAKE ARTHRITIS WORSE
If you have poor posture, it can have an impact on your spine and knees because of lack of alignment, and this can put additional stress on the knees. If you already suffer from knee problems such as arthritis, it can be even worse. The longer this misalignment and poor posture continue, the more stress it will have on the spine and knees, and the worse the symptoms of arthritis will become. So, in order to avoid this, you should ensure you get your poor posture problems addressed.
YOUR CIRCULATION MAY BE AFFECTED
Your circulation is another aspect of your health that can suffer as a result of poor posture. Some people spend hours every day sitting in a chair in the same position. When you have poor posture, this can increase the risks of poor circulation, which can then lead to other related health issues. Sitting all day with poor posture means that your body will be under stress, which can lead to various issues.
IT CAN IMPACT ON ENERGY LEVELS
There are many things that can impact on your energy levels, and one of them is poor posture. When your posture is poor, it can have a negative effect on your energy levels and can leave you feeling fatigued and drained. This is because of the increased tension and compression that are created with poor posture, which can then result in bones and ligaments becoming worn more quickly. In addition, you have to use up more energy to compensate for poor posture, which can lead to you feeling fatigued.
YOUR BREATHING CAN BE AFFECTED
When it comes to proper breathing, it is important that the thoracic cavity has the necessary amount of space to breathe in and out. However, if you have poor posture, the length and alignment of your body is affected, and this then has an effect on your breathing. So, it is important to get your posture problems addressed in order to properly lengthen and align your body to promote proper breathing.
LET THE CHIROPRACTORS HELP
If you need help with poor posture, you can get in touch with the Chiropractors at Better Backs. We will be happy to arrange an initial consultation to carry out an assessment prior to arranging treatment.