SUMMARY OF POSTURE, HEALTH, AND YOU
Posture is the window to the spine. Improper posture, such as forward head posture (FHP), correlates to distortions in spinal vertebrae alignment. Vertebral misalignment is an indication of subluxation -a condition treated only by chiropractors. Subluxation is a complex condition consisting of the spinal vertebra, joints and discs causing changes in nerve function and irritating the spinal musculature. Subluxation interferes with the function of the nervous system-which controls the body’s ability to function. This means subluxation can disrupt the body’s function leading to symptoms of pain but also organ dysfunction, decreased range of motion, arthritis and just an overall loss of health. As one of the most prevalent postural deviations, forward head posture is as simple as it sounds. It’s the treatment that’s a little more sophisticated. Most people spend too much time at their computers, in their cars, and walking around with their head forward of where it should be. The most important factor in avoiding and correcting postural deviations is education and awareness. Chiropractic adjustments, stretching/strengthening exercises, and proprioceptive re-training are key factors and must be addressed too. My job is to work with you on each level; adjust, educate and improve your health and overall wellbeing.