5 Tips for Improving Posture

Tips for Bad Posture | Family Chiropractor in Longview, WA Few people have perfect posture, but all of us can benefit from remaining cognizant of our improper posture and correcting it as often as possible. Poor posture misaligns your spine and can lead to back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain. Prolonged poor posture can result in pinching of nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, neck pain, increasing your risk of injury to your body and spine and aggravating chronic conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. If you are seeking neck pain treatment in Longview, WA, call our office today at 360-636-2636.

The clients of Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA, are advised to pay close attention to their posture throughout the day and invest in a mattress that supports the spine to decrease discomfort and soreness in the body. To assist our clients with their overall health, we recommend these 5 tips for improving posture:

  1. Begin by sitting and standing in front of a mirror. Take notice of where your shoulders are positioned and the angle of your spine to understand how to correct your posture. Feel the difference between sitting and standing upright to slouching. It is important to be armed with the image and sensations of your current posture to begin down the road to improving it.
  2. Direct your awareness to your posture while you are at work, play and rest. You will likely notice you are hunching or slumping over without realizing it. Correct your posture periodically during your waking hours.
  3. Invest in a supportive mattress and quality pillow that will not cause your spine to curve in such a way that results in tossing and turning and/or soreness upon waking.
  4. Stretch and exercise regularly. A healthy musculoskeletal system starts with flexibility that can be achieved through routine stretching and committing to an exercise regimen.
  5. Begin a treatment plan with a highly qualified chiropractic team, like the professionals of Family Chiropractic Care, that includes spinal adjustments and massage sessions. A healthy spine will support proper posture, while relaxed muscles will take undue pressure off of the spine and also serve to improve your posture.

Neck Pain Treatment in Longview WA

The Family Chiropractic Care specialists will create a personalized plan for  neck pain treatment in Longview, WA,  aimed at improving your whole body wellness through spinal adjustments, massages, and advice on proper nutrition to live a healthier, happier lifestyle. Contact the Family Chiropractic Care team by calling 360-636-2636 today to schedule your initial consultation.