Posture or the position of you body when you are sitting, standing, or laying down can affect several areas throughout your body. Poor posture has been labeled as “The beginning of the disease process” by Nobel Laureate, Hans Selye because it may cause diseases such as Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread muscle pain and tenderness due to hypersensitivity of the central nervous system. People tend to suffer from fibromyalgia for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis and many undergo unnecessary surgery while trying reach a diagnosis. As a result, many of these patients spend thousands of dollars on medical bills that could have been prevented had they been diagnosed earlier.
Forward head posture is another result of poor posture which causes your neck to be positioned too far forward. Forward head posture can cause several different symptoms including tension, stiffness or muscle pain in your back, neck and shoulders. It has also been known to lead to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis, and pinched nerves. For every inch of forward head posture can add up to thirty extra pounds of abnormal stress on the cervical spine or neck which is enough to pull the entire spine out of alignment causing Dis-Ease to the whole body.
Over time chiropractic helps to improve poor posture and correct conditions such as forward head posture by realigning the spine into its correct position which in turn helps the body to function optimally. Poor posture can create a litany of problems throughout your body so it’s important to get examined as early as possible to correct the problem before it progresses too far.