Have you been experiencing back or neck pain of late? If yes, one of the causes of your pain could be related to your body’s posture.
You can be one of the many people working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Generally, at home, we do not have a proper office-like setting to work. This may add to the postural problems that can trigger severe body pain over time.
You may also think that poor posture is a trivial issue. However, with time, the stress on the spine by poor posture may lead to many long-term repercussions. They mainly include changes in the spinal structure, which mainly triggers the pain and causes problems in your joints, muscles, and discs.
You need to undergo some treatment for your recent issues. In recent times, chiropractic care for posture correction has proven to be very helpful.
We have mentioned some different posture problems, their causes, and how chiropractic care can help you with them.
Have a look.
Forward Head Posture
It is when a person’s head is in front of their shoulder instead of above the shoulder. This is one of the increasing problems as many people are working more on computers and laptops for a long time.
You drop your head while using electronic devices. Doing so rounds your shoulders which may result in forwarding head posture. Some other causes for the problem include sleeping with many pillows and poorly developed back muscle strength.
Excessive strain is placed on the muscles of your back and neck in forwarding head posture. In forward head posture, extra strain is added to the neck and back muscles, which increases the pressure to the base of the skull. This will result in symptoms like tingling in your arms, headaches, and pain between the shoulder blades.
When you decide to undergo chirotherapy for posture correction, the treatment starts with relaxing the affected muscles and realigning your spine in the current position. Next, you will be advised to current your shoulder and neck posture. You will also be advised to do exercises that will help you control the weakened postural neck muscles.
A condition in which the spine abnormally bends to the right or left.
In most cases, the cause is unknown; it is known as idiopathic scoliosis.
Some cases are caused due to the effect on nerves and muscles secondary to some health conditions like muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy.
Very rarely, you might notice children born with scoliosis.
If someone has scoliosis, you may notice a change in the appearance of their hips, chest, or shoulders. One of their shoulders may be higher than the other, one shoulder blade may be prominent than the other, or one hip may stick out.
The condition becomes uncomfortable with the worsening of the spine. In addition, the muscles near that site of the curve may feel more tender and sorer.
The treatment for scoliosis depends on the severity of the curve of the spine. If you notice some of the symptoms, then you should consider undergoing an X-ray for further evaluation.
Chiropractic treatment for scoliosis focuses on managing the function and pain of your spine. It involves specific and gentle adjustments that help in improving the flexibility and function of your spine. Some chiropractors also use stretching and strengthening spinal exercises along with chiropractic treatment.
Poor posture is one of the common problems people face due to the (ongoing) work-from-home situation.
Such issues can be managed easily by taking some preventative measures, like undergoing chiropractic posture correction.
We’re sure that the above tips will help you correct your posture sooner than you expect.