Why Good Posture is So Important

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment Kelso WA Chiropractor You may remember all the times your parents, grandparents and teachers told you to, “Sit up straight.” You may even find yourself correcting your posture throughout the day. Yet, to remain committed to straightening your spine, it’s important to understand why good posture is so important. At Family Chiropractic Care in Kelso, WA, we are a highly experienced team of chiropractic professionals who seek to successfully treat the pain and discomfort of every client and pass along our knowledge to help you improve your quality of life.

Benefits of Good Posture

Good posture has several benefits including:

  • Reducing the risk of injury
  • Relieving muscle strain and tension
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Decreasing back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Allowing for deeper breathing and an increase of oxygen in the bloodstream
  • Increasing energy
  • Decreasing sleep problems
  • Reducing the incidence of headaches
  • Feeling more confident

How to Achieve and Maintain Good Posture

Understanding why good posture is important is only one part of the puzzle. Here are 3 steps to achieving and maintaining good posture:

  1. Obtain a personalized chiropractic treatment plan from Family Chiropractic Care. If you struggle with good posture, your first step is to have a posture screening. It may be discovered that a series of chiropractic adjustments are needed to treat misaligned vertebrae. Also, it may be recommended that you have massage therapy sessions performed to relieve tension in muscles and/or corrective exercise sessions in order to strengthen your back muscles.
  2. Take short breaks to stretch throughout the day. Lengthening your spine by stretching for 1 minute several times a day will help to release muscle tension and allow for better posture.
  3. Be aware of your posture. Periodically check your posture and correct slouching by sitting and standing up straight. Maintaining good posture is essential to prolonging the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

Expert Chiropractic Care in Kelso, WA

Good posture begins with a posture screening by a licensed and experienced chiropractor. At Family Chiropractic Care in Kelso, WA, our team is led by Dr. Rick Still, a highly qualified chiropractor who has eased the pain and discomfort and improved the posture of countless clients. Schedule your posture screening today by calling and discover how Family Chiropractic Care can help you!