Does Posture Matter?

For as long as I can remember, I was told to  sit up straight and quit slouching by the adults in my life. I don't remember them saying WHY . Let's talk about why posture is so important for just a moment. First,  “Deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened lifespan. (1) 

Are you telling me that poor posture will diminish the quality of my life even down to how strong my bones are?   Check out the photo below.

Yes, Yes I am. 

Woodstock family chiropractic wrote about how depression and energy are affected and improved by postural changes and we agree! This is what they shared, "In the journal Biofeedback, a study found that simply choosing to alter body posture to a more upright position can improve mood and energy levels. The subjects walked down a hallway in a slouched position and then skipped down the hallway. The whole group reported slouched walking decreased energy levels while skipping increased energy. The participants were also asked to rate their general depression levels. Those generally more depressed noted far lower energy levels after slouched walking than those who were generally not experiencing depression."

Have you ever experienced anything of the symptoms of depression,  low energy,  intestinal problems, osteoporosis, including but not limited to a poor quality of health?

Can Chiropractic help with poor posture? 
Absolutely! This is really a chicken and egg conversation!? Posture is a window to the spine and nervous system as much as a malfunctioning spine and nervous system will be expressed in poor posture.  Whether it's the cause or the effect, it's our job to correct any areas of the spine that are mechanically challenged. These areas, as you may have been told, are where there is potential decreased nerve function. 

Please stop slouching and make sure your spine is taken care of! 



(1)”Freeman JT., Posture in the Aging and Aged Body, JAMA 1957; 165(7), pp 843-846 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)