At Whole Health Chiropractic, we have years of experience helping residents of Issaquah, WA, and the surrounding areas improve their posture. Improving your posture is one of the most effective ways to relieve your neck pain. Over time, the body grows acclimated to poor posture, making maintaining proper posture difficult. Our chiropractor will work with you to reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and prevent your body from slipping out of alignment in the future.
Poor Posture Leads to Neck Pain
Even if you manage to maintain proper posture, your cervical spine, the area of the spinal cord that connects your skull to the thoracic spine of the upper back neck rarely gets a rest. It consists of a mere seven vertebrae yet it supports your head which can weigh anywhere from 10 to 13 pounds. The laptops many of us work at all day are not built with ergonomics in mind. By forcing us to sit hunched over them, they encourage poor posture and resulting neck pain. Failure to observe good posture can also result in headaches, breathing problems, and more.
As the Head Goes, So Goes the Body
The position your head takes, and thus where your eyes are looking, will influence the placement of your steps. The bad news is people who walk with heads held forward and hunched shoulders are surrendering to gravity and in so doing, eventually develop vertebral misalignment, shallow breathing, and tightly contracted abdominal muscles, a deadly combination since they compromise neck posture, leading to chronic pain and an impaired range of motion.
Chiropractor in Issaquah
When you first visit Whole Earth Chiropractic Care, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to identify misalignments and determine the root cause of your pain. While the exact nature of adjustments we perform will vary depending on the severity of your condition, you can rely on us to reduce your neck pain, improve your posture, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
We may also recommend corrective exercises to strengthen your body, improve the effectiveness of chiropractic care, and prevent your posture from worsening in the future. We can also provide you with advice regarding computer ergonomics. For more information on poor posture pain relief or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (425) 313-8950.