What you didn’t know…
Every initial examination I’ve performed in my office produced a response that no longer suprises me. The client upon seeing thier posture, hearing about how the body works where surprise how many health care conditions are of a consequence of an unhealthy posture. They didn’t know! They were excited at the likelyhood that many of those conditions would go away with the improvement of their posture.
Follow-up examinations would confirm how impactful a healthy posture really is to the proper function and optimization of health and wellness. Not all health conditions are caused by bad posture and I am not suggesting it; after years of practice, I have seen a high correlation with bad posture and the conditions below.
Possible posture conditions
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Neck Pain – Forward head Posture
The average weight of an adult head is 8 lbs and the forces that apply to the neck from holding the head in a forward position can translate into 30 lbs of abnormal forces into the neck! This kind of force demands the body to react … Read more about forward head posture
Shoulder pain – Hunched Shoulders
Have you been noticing that you slouch? Shoulders feel hunched forward? You’re not alone. Shoulder pain can appear on one side or both. Read more on causes of shoulder pain.
Upper & MidBack pain – Hunched Back
Accidents and injuries create a breakdown in the integrity of the tissue along the spine. This loss of integrity results in instability and a breakdown pattern of the spine. Hunched back posture comes from one or two causes… Read more about hunched back posture.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes “symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness, tingling, weakness, and sometimes pain in the hand and wrist. People have difficulty with tasks which include driving or reading a book. Decreased hand strength may make it difficult to grasp small objects or perform other manual tasks.” How this syndrome is linked with posture… read more here.
Low Back Pain
It is the number one reason someone would seek my help and often times they would enter the clinic in pretty bad shape. After more than 16 years working with people with low back pain I have found a strong connection between low back pain and posture … Read more about low back pain
Seek a posture expert who can do a thorough posture evaluation. They should be able to tell you whether or not they think they can help you and guide you through a corrective plan that fits your needs and goals. Bad posture has a lot to do with health conditions. Educate yourself on your posture. You will be glad you did.