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Posted on 05-20-2015
Millions of people deal with back pain daily, and for many, the root cause is bad posture. Bad posture not only looks bad, it can lead to pain, poor circulation, and other physical symptoms. Improving your posture often takes a conscious effort, and our chiropractor, Dr. Kurtis Michaux, can help. Here are several helpful tips you can use if you are ready to enjoy the benefits of improved posture.
Lose Those Extra Pounds
If you are carrying extra weight, this can lead to weak stomach muscles and back pain. Extra weight around the abdomen adds extra stress to the spine, pulling the body into a slouched position. Work on eating right and exercising to lose those extra pounds to improve your posture.
Sleep on a Quality Mattress
Restful sleep on a quality mattress can also help improve your posture. When you sleep, the spine decompresses from all the pressure it was under during the day. Quality mattresses offer support to your spine so you keep good posture while sleeping. Investing in a quality mattress will improve spine health, posture, and the quality of your sleep.
Use Ergonomic Products
Ergonomic products have the ability to improve your posture throughout your workday. Popular ergonomic products that support proper posture at work include ergonomic desks, chairs, and lumbar supports. In addition to ergonomic products, you can also improve your posture at work by taking breaks during the day to stand up and walk around. This helps reduce pressure on the back and neck that takes place when you spend a long amount of time sitting.
Invest in Chiropractic Care
Quality chiropractic care often proves helpful for individuals with poor posture. Dr. Michaux has the ability to identify issues at the root of poor posture. In many cases, poor posture is the result of a spinal misalignment. Michaux Family Chiropractic specializes in treating spinal misalignments, improving posture, and reducing the pain that often results from misalignments and poor posture. Schedule your appointment by contacting us at 352-243-7300 and improve your posture today.
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