At Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center of Brentwood, MO, we understand how vital a healthy posture is to overall health. With sedentary lifestyles becoming very popular with the rise of technology, more and more people are experiencing postural issues. That's why for our resident chiropractic expert, Dr. Brenda Kingen, it's a priority to help patients achieve optimal posture.
What is posture?
Posture is the anatomical position of the joints, particularly the spine. There is an ideal posture that gives the body optimal ergonomic function. Poor posture has a variety of causes and usually comes from bad habits over time, such as regularly slouching at the computer or staring at the phone. Sometimes, poor posture is the result of muscular weakness following an injury. Regardless of the cause of the issue, it's imperative to do posture correction as soon as possible. This helps prevent excess joint damage and other consequences.
How is poor posture harmful?
Poor posture can be very detrimental to overall health and ergonomic body function. It leads to muscle imbalances and misalignment, leading to joint damage by extension. Especially in children, poor posture harms musculoskeletal development. People who lead sedentary lifestyles in which their smaller stabilizing muscles aren't properly worked may notice differences between their spinal alignment and that of the ideal healthy person. If someone notices this, they should begin posture correction efforts as soon as possible.
How can a person improve their posture?
There are a few different ways to improve posture. The most important one is to develop a healthy lifestyle. Adequate exercise and diet are key. Humans are naturally physically active throughout the day, so those who work desk jobs should carve out time to stand, stretch, and get exercise throughout the day. At Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center of Brentwood, MO, Dr. Kingen can prescribe therapeutic exercises and chiropractic adjustments to rebalance the muscles and put the spine back in alignment.
If you believe you may have postural issues, come see Dr. Kingen today to learn about the posture correction treatments offered at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center of Brentwood, MO. She'll be happy to meet with you to diagnose your condition and discuss treatment approaches. We are very skilled at what we do and take care to address each patient as a unique individual. To schedule an initial consultation, simply call our office at (314) 646-0013. If it's easier, appointments can be scheduled online at this link. We look forward to helping you achieve ideal posture.