The Chiropractor’s Guide to Better Posture: 5 Simple Tips

Having the occasional ache or pain in your neck and back can be annoying, but chronic issues with posture are unpleasant and can lead to text neck or more severe health problems. 

That’s why it’s important for everyone, especially those who sit at desks all day or spend hours on their phone scrolling through social media, to have proper postural alignment and maintain overall spinal health. 

Good posture is essential for health, and chiropractors are experts in ensuring their patients have the correct alignment. Here are five simple tips to help you maintain better posture throughout your day to help keep you healthy and pain-free

  •  Have A Weekly Or Daily Exercise Routine

Regular exercise is one of the most vital things you can do for your spine. Remember that a sedentary lifestyle with little time for exercise can only contribute to neck, back, and shoulder pain.

Meanwhile, regular physical activity can help strengthen your back, spine, and bone system. Setting aside at least 30 to 60 minutes per day for any physical activity is good for health, including everyday activities like Walking, running, jogging, swimming, or strength training. 

When exercising, focus on strengthening the core muscles deep within your back and abdominals. Your spine can support your back and promote good posture if your core muscles are stronger.

  • Remove Your Eyes From Your Screens

When you’re glued to your computer, laptop, or mobile device for extended periods of time, it’s easy to overlook how much strain that position may be putting on your neck and back.

Chiropractors commonly refer to this as text neck, which describes the pain or injury you feel in your neck due to staring down at your devices or screens for an extended period. Text neck symptoms include neck pain, upper back pain, chronic headaches, and shoulder pain.

So, when working or using a screen, remember to take breaks and rest your neck. See your chiropractor immediately if you suspect you have a text neck. They will recommend exercises to improve your posture and relieve text neck. 

  • Sleep in the Correct Spine Position

You should also pay attention to your sleeping posture, given that you spend at least one-third of your life sleeping. Your sleeping body alignment can have an impact on your chiropractic health as well.

When you sleep a lot, you’re more likely to wake up with neck or lower back pains the next day. It’s said that using a low-quality mattress or pillow can also affect your sleeping posture and possibly lead to spinal issues.

As a result, please pay attention to your body and train yourself to sleep in its preferred position. Investing in a pillow or mattress that supports your preferred sleeping position is also a good idea. Furthermore, chiropractors advise everyone to avoid sleeping on their stomachs as it can hurt the spine.

  • Properly lift or reach for objects

If you constantly lift heavy objects, practice proper lifting techniques and body postures to avoid injuring your back or spine. Bending your back when lifting heavy objects from the floor will only strain your back, eventually causing back problems or bad posture. 

Furthermore, overextending your back to reach high shelves can strain your back. Keep your back straight, and your knees bent when lifting something heavy from the ground. This way, the pressure will be on your knees rather than your back. 

When attempting to reach higher shelves or cabinets, use a stool in the proper position to avoid overextending your back or seek assistance from someone taller than you. 

  • Stop Smoking Forever

Everyone understands how detrimental smoking is to your overall health, including your spine. When you smoke, your body’s oxygen levels drop, affecting your ligaments, abdominal muscles, and spinal health.

Moreover, because smoking impairs lung function, it will be much more difficult for you to perform physical activities or exercises, which results in weaker muscles and weaker body structures, including your spine. 

So, if you want the chiropractor’s treatments to be effective in improving your spine health, you must work hard to quit smoking for good.

How can I improve my posture while standing?

  • Stand tall and straight.
  • Maintain a straight back.
  • Pull your stomach in.
  • Put most of your weight on the balls of your feet.
  • Maintain a level head.
  • Allow your arms to hang naturally at your sides.
  • Maintain a shoulder-width distance between your feet.

Why consider Proremedy?

At Proremedy, we believe that your health is of utmost importance. Our experts are here to help you achieve and maintain healthy spine health. We offer a variety of lifestyle tips and treatments specifically tailored to your needs. 

In addition to chiropractic care, our team also offers nutrition counseling and exercise recommendations to strengthen strong muscles in your spine for correct posture. We also have monthly maintenance plans available for our regular customers.

Our team is highly dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness through personalised care and treatments. We look ahead to working with you to improve your spinal health! Contact us today if you would like more information on our services.

Conclusion:

Chiropractic care is an essential part of staying healthy. Following a few simple tips can help protect and improve your spine health in the long run. These include sleeping in the correct position, lifting or reaching for objects properly, quitting smoking, and maintaining good posture while standing. 

Proremedy can help ensure that you get the best care for your spine health by providing personalised treatments and advice tailored to your individual needs. If you want more information on our services, please get in touch with us today!

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Arpan has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2010, starting her career in a trauma center in India where she worked with post-traumatic and post-operative cases. She moved to Canada and continued her independent practice, specializing in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic issues, sports injuries, and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has experience dealing with MVA and WSIB clients and has been working in the Mississauga community since 2015.

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Physiotherapist Arpan Hundal

Arpan has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2010, starting her career in a trauma center in India where she worked with post-traumatic and post-operative cases. She moved to Canada and continued her independent practice, specializing in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic issues, sports injuries, and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has experience dealing with MVA and WSIB clients and has been working in the Mississauga community since 2015.

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