How Can I Tell If I Have a Good Posture

It is essential to maintain a level gaze, shoulders, and arms when standing in front of someone. Additionally, keep your head facing forward as you ensure that there is an equal distance between the trunk and arms for a more balanced appearance.

To ensure proper alignment, your ears should be situated directly above your shoulders; in turn, your shoulders need to be even with the middle of your hips. Lastly, make sure that your hip area is just over the bump on either side of each ankle.

Forward Head Posture

The most common postural distortion is Forward Head Posture.  Poor posture has been linked to an array of health issues, such as headaches, neck pain, arm pain, and degenerative disc disease. Numbness and tingling in your arms may also be common symptoms associated with bad posture. To combat this issue many have been encouraged to “sit up straight” or simulate that someone is lifting their head by a string while others have recommended the regular practice of “tucking your chin back multiple times per day”.

How To Correct Posture?

To discover an ideal treatment plan, you must first have a precise diagnosis. Therefore, the medical practitioner must execute a comprehensive assessment of your posture and spinal alignment to determine which exercises are right for you. Otherwise, taking generic advice might result in enhanced pain or incorrect motions as far as your spine goes; overall making matters worse about both health and posture.

Posture Correction treatments will help to realign your spine in a more correct position, relaxing affected muscles and relieving discomfort. The strengthening exercises and spinal stretches designed for you will improve the functioning of your spine, helping your posture and promoting your health and well-being.

Get Chiropractic Help To Identify and Treat Postural and Spinal Distortions

A chiropractor can help you correct poor posture such as forward head translation or slouching and realign your spine to assure that the body is functioning optimally. Your chiropractic examination will usually include the following:

  • A thorough case history
  • Observation of the way you sit and walk
  • Assessment of your spinal alignment
  • Orthopedic and neurological testing
  • Measurement of any visible deviation from the ideal posture
  • Tests of flexibility and mobility/ranges of motion
  • Tests of muscle strength and length

If you’re looking for assistance to boost your posture, our Bellevue Chiropractors has the solution. Our professional and experienced practitioner, Dr. John Wisman offers a comprehensive array of integrative services including digital x-rays, chiropractic care, pain management techniques, postural exercises guidance, rehabilitation programs, and nutritional counseling advice. Get in touch with us today to discover how we can help alleviate any health issues that may be affecting your well-being.

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