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Vancouver Chiropractor Shares 3 Tips for Improving Posture

Vancouver Chiropractor Shares 3 Tips for Improving Posture


Do you suffer from chronic back pain or neck pain? When your back hurts, it can be difficult to sit up straight and practice proper posture. Unfortunately, hunching over the computer or slumping on the sofa further compresses the spine, aggravating back and neck pain. Worse, slumping over can take inches from your height and lead to a permanent hunchback.

Chiropractic Care Supports Good Posture

Good posture is important for pain management and injury prevention. Proper posture helps to prevent the characteristically rounded spine that is associated with damage to the vertebrae in the middle and upper spine. Chiropractic adjustments bring space to the vertebrae, countering this compression.

Together with exercises and ergonomics, chiropractic care can help you break free from an endless cycle of chronic pain and poor posture.

#1: Sit up straight at work. Sit tall with your shoulders dropped. Adjust your chair and work station to support proper ergonomics. Your feet should be flush on the floor and you spine straight against the back of your chair. If you suffer from low back pain, a lumbar support cushion can help alleviate pressure on the lower back.

#2: Strengthen the core. Your core muscles, found in the abdomen and pelvic area, help protect your spine when you move. A strong core is the foundation for good posture. To build a strong core, theres no need to do hours of crunches at the gym. Instead, yoga and Pilates exercises are a great way to increase core strength while also improving flexibility and increasing mind-body awareness. If you are new to yoga or suffer from lower back pain, hatha and restorative yoga are two gentle disciplines that will gradually ease your body into regular practice.

#3: Support your spine. As we age, we naturally lose muscle strength in our back and neck. Corrective exercises that target the pelvic muscles, side muscles, neck flexors, and back extensors can help bring back this strength. Our Vancouver chiropractor will show you exercises that can easily be performed in the comfort of your home.

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