Can Bad Posture Hurt Overall Health and Wellness?

The reasoning behind the great importance placed on maintaining good posture for people of all ages is about much more than avoiding kyphosis, which is the curvature of the upper back that results in permanent rounding and disfigurement of the shoulders from hunching. While kyphosis is a painful condition that can plague a person as they enter their senior years, there are other persuasive arguments for practicing good posture and steering clear of slouching regardless of your age.

Bad posture can hurt your overall health and wellness in many ways, such as:

  • Reduced flexibility and range of motion
  • Shallow breathing and reduced oxygen level in the blood
  • Injuries to the back, neck and shoulders
  • Chronic muscular tension and pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and sleep disturbances
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Constipation and gastrointestinal irregularity
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Increased feelings of depression, frustration and insecurity
  • Chronic stress
  • Lowered productivity

To correct your posture, your licensed Family Chiropractic Care team in Longview, WA, will create a personalized treatment plan to improve your spinal health and whole body wellness through in-office services, such as postural screenings, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and nutritional guidance.

Contact Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA

While you can work to straighten your posture as you notice yourself hunched over a table or computer, a full postural screening will help your Family Chiropractic Care team determine if a misaligned spine is also to blame for your bad posture. In fact, many individuals notice as they sit up straight for a prolonged period of time that their back begins to hurt. If you have a misaligned spine and are accustomed to your shoulders being held in a rounded position and the spine curved forward, it will require chiropractic care to achieve long-lasting good posture. Schedule a postural screening today with the Family Chiropractic Care team by calling at 360-636-2636 to promote your overall health and wellness!