Your mother was right – correct posture is important. In fact, according to a survey http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3341458/Are-spoon-bridge-posture-not-big-boobs-weight-determines-ll-pain.html#ixzz3tf01152f of 1,200 women commissioned by the British Chiropractic Association, your posture is the major factor determining whether you experience back pain as you grow older.
The association came up with five “posture profiles”:
The worst posture is a leaning tower, where the head leans forward. Nearly six in ten women with this posture suffer from back pain, according to the survey. The bridge posture, with an arched back, is the second worst. That is followed by a spoon position, with rounded shoulders.
We put our posture in jeopardy every day. Our children carry heavy backpacks to school, sit at their desks for prolonged periods, then go home and watch TV or play video games – all while exhibiting poor posture. As adults, we spend long hours at work sitting in chairs, hunched over computers, or looking down to communicate through our smartphones. Poor posture has consequences: it stresses the body and contributes to spinal degeneration and pain.
Of course, there are actions you can take to improve your posture:
If you believe you have postural problems, chiropractic can help. Consider a visit to Milpitas Spine Center in Milpitas, California. Drs. Dhanish Patel and Scott Riley and their dedicated team of chiropractors and therapists will pinpoint the source of your pain, then devise a custom treatment plan to target the source of that discomfort naturally and systematically.
If you live in the Milpitas, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale area and are experiencing pain, contact the Milpitas Spine Center for a complimentary consultation to see if we can help.