Did you know that over 80% of Canadians will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime? It’s the unfortunate truth. As a Langley Chiropractic Care facility, Willoughby Family Chiropractic Clinic is here to help individuals from all age groups and walks of life manage their spinal health.
One way our Langley Chiropractic Care team provides assistance in this, is by helping our patients understand the importance of posture. Our desire is to help you avoid back pain while ensuring your daily activities can be maintained. We feel that preventative care is the best ‘medicine’ of all, and are here to advise you on how to manage your spinal health – before it becomes a concern.
Understanding the Importance of Posture
Much like eating healthy, as well as ensuring you are getting the proper amount of rest and participating in an active lifestyle; taking care of your posture is important.
Physical injuries can happen at any age, but without the proper posture, long-term effects can build up. In fact, poor posture can literally alter your physical structure and bring about chronic pain including headaches, fatigue and muscle aches.
Assessing Your Posture
Assessing your own posture can be difficult, but there are a few key ways to tell if you have good posture. This includes assessing whether…
- Your head, shoulders, hips and ankles line up evenly
- Shoulders and hips are level, or if one sit lower than the other.
- Your shoulder blades protrude differently.
- Your neck and lower back curve towards your front and your mid-back curve to the back.
Symmetry overall is what you are looking for, and if you can’t notice it – it is quite likely a parent or friend has mentioned your posture. Both good and bad.
Improving Your Posture
There are a variety of ways you can improve your posture. These include…
- Being aware of how you sit and stand, and correcting any slouching.
- Having the right pillow for sleeping.
- Getting enough exercise and stretching.
- Regular chiropractic care.
Posture is paramount to your overall wellbeing. Whether you are seeking to prevent back pain or you are in need of correcting it – we can help. Our Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care clinic in Langley is here to serve our community, ensuring your whole-body health is addressed for an optimal lifestyle.
Curious to know more? Check out this article on Why good posture matters – Harvard Health
Langley Chiropractic Care
Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, or book your appointment here at any time.
I look forward to seeing you at our Willoughby Family Chiropractic Clinic, helping you to address your posture, spinal health and physical wellness.
Dr. Mitch Spooner