“Stand up straight!” is probably what your mother used to say to you when you were young. While the intention of encouraging proper posture is good, our spines are actually not supposed to be straight looking at it from the side. Your spine has natural curves that form an elongated S-shape from the side. The spinal curves work like a spring to absorb shock, maintain balance, and to facilitate the full range of motion throughout the spinal column. Maintaining your spine’s shape depends on proper posture. The shape of the spine and posture indicates the health of the spine.
Obtaining correct posture and keeping your spine in alignment are 2 of the most important things you can do for overall health and balance. Did you know that 1 out of 3 adults over 65 have falls each year? Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from these injuries.
Awareness of proper posture leads to conscious correction. At Chait Chiropractic Center we practice Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). Unlike regular chiropractic that mainly focus on immediate pain relief, CBP goes one step further to also correct the source of the problem. That’s why most patients not only report relief from pain and discomfort, but as their posture begins to align they notice an improvement in their balance and other conditions clearing up as well. CBP chiropractors start with a scientifically-based examination of your posture, spinal alignment, and function – often involving x-rays as a way to pinpoint the root cause of your spinal misalignment. Once the source is identified, we will create a carefully-planned series of adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling program to put you on a pain-free road to better health. Call us today at 941-371-1070 for a complimentary posture analysis and consultation with Dr. Chait. You owe it to yourself or a loved one to see if Chiropractic can help you live the life you were meant to be living.