Having “good posture” is very important for keeping the body pain-free and healthy. When posture worsens over time, pain and other problems become more common. Abnormal posture leads to increased muscle effort needed by your body to just hold you up. This leads to muscle tension and tightness. In addition certain postural habits (like slouching forward) increase pressure on the discs in between the bones of your neck, upper back and low back. This pressure weakens the disc and leads to disc injuries, such as disc bulges and herniations.
Sitting in a chair actually places more stress on your spinal discs than standing. To make things worse, most people tend to slouch forward when they sit at their desks for an extended period of time. In turn, this can overstretch your spinal ligaments and put even more pressure on the discs in the low back.
Standing straight and tall is ideal to minimize pressure on the discs and joints of the spine. Your ear should align vertically over your shoulder. The shoulder should be directly over your hip… and the hip over the ankle. Sitting posture is also important. When sitting in any seat, you should focus on having your ear over your shoulder and shoulder over your hip. Basically sit up straight! This minimizes pressure on the joints and muscles of the spine, and leads to a future with less pain
Boise Chiropractor / Chiropractic Care / low back pain / Nampa Chiropractor / Neck & Back Pain / neck pain
We are very excited to be opening our newest clinic location in Nampa, serving all of Canyon County. In today’s society of sickness and overmedication, people are looking for ways to improve their overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. Many Nampa residents are opening their eyes to the rates of failing back surgeries and over-prescription of medication that merely covers up the problem instead of addressing the underlying cause. With that being said, many Nampa residents are searching for alternative health care, including Corrective Chiropractic utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics technique.
But what exactly is chiropractic? Chiropractic in general is a very safe form of health care that looks for the cause of the problem and focuses on correcting it. Many Nampa residents suffer from problems such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, postural problems, etc. These problems can benefit immensely from this form of alternative health care.
However, pain isn’t always the reason why people from Nampa are looking for help; in fact, pain is one of the very last symptoms people with spine problems experience. By the time you are in pain, your body is in crisis mode. So, people without pain can have underlying spinal problems that haven’t (yet) produced regular symptoms. For example, many patients can have problems such as ‘kyphosis’ or ‘hunchbacked’ posture, forward head posture, or scoliosis. All of these problems have been found in people who are pain free. Corrective chiropractic can often correct these spinal problems before they produce pain.
Many techniques are utilized and chosen specifically for our Nampa clinic to correct health concerns of our patients. Some techniques include specific spinal adjustments, mirror image exercises to strengthen weakened muscles, traction to stretch ligaments and soft tissues to correct postural deficiencies. Nutritional recommendations, weight loss, lifestyle change recommendations, ergonomic tips for daily life at work and home are also used for most Nampa Residents seeking treatment at our chiropractic facility.
With a focus on whole-health for your whole-life, corrective chiropractic is a great option for those Nampa residents seeking lifestyle change and overall health change. If you or a loved one is struggling with any sort of health issue, please call our office for a free consultation and exam with the doctor.