Having poor posture can affect the way you feel. When you slouch on a regular basis, that can cause chronic back pain and even change the way you look. At DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Mike DeMasi provides chiropractic care to help patients in the Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Morningside, and North Hills, Pennsylvania areas improve their posture in order to relieve back pain.
Posture Correction Q & A
Why do patients need good posture?
Having good posture means that you sit and stand straight rather than slumping or slouching. Good posture provides you with a more confident and alert appearance. When you have poor posture, you can develop rounded shoulders or hunched shoulders that can make you feel self-conscious. You might even have changes in the way your head and back look. Poor posture can also affect your quality of life by causing persistent back pain. This pain can become so uncomfortable that it prevents you from doing your regular activities.
How does good posture benefit the body?
Having good posture can benefit your body in several ways. It leads to lower stress on your ligaments, which reduces your risk of injury. Good posture also helps lower your risk of straining your muscles or overusing them, which can also cause chronic pain. When you have good posture, it also leads to a lower amount of wear and tear on your joints over the years. Good posture also helps you keep your joints in the right alignment, reducing your risk of having pain come back.
What causes poor posture?
You might slump in your chair as you lean down to work on a computer or laptop. You can also develop bad posture if you’re under stress or if you’re obese or overweight. Other possible factors that can make you more likely to have bad posture include having weak muscles or muscles that are tighter or more tense than usual. Wearing high-heeled shoes can also contribute to bad posture, especially if you have them on regularly.
How does Dr. DeMasi correct posture?
Dr. DeMasi provides posture correction through chiropractic techniques. These methods bring your spine into its proper alignment, making you less likely to slouch as you sit or stand. Having these adjustments done can also help relieve back pain that you experience from having poor posture. You can also practice good posture to maintain these results by sitting or standing straight on a regular basis.
To get more details on posture correction, please contact DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness to make an appointment.