Why Is Maintaining Good Posture So Important? Our Ealing Chiropractor Explains

back care advice from our ealing chiropractorSome patients visiting our chiropractor in Ealing for the first time are looking for ways to improve their posture. Their primary motivation for seeking out chiropractic care is often that they don’t like how poor posture has affected their appearance.

However, the impact of posture on a person’s physical appearance is a minor issue compared to how it can affect their health. In this post, our Ealing chiropractor is going to focus on the positive benefits associated with having good posture.

If you have any questions on posture or want to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors, contact the Spine & Joint Centre by calling 020 8900 9004 or emailing us at info@spineandjointcentre.co.uk.


Our Ealing Chiropractor Shares The Benefits Of Good Posture

Less Pain

Having poor posture places more strain on the body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and intervertebral discs. This can eventually lead to soreness, pain and inflammation, which can become extremely uncomfortable. Correcting postural issues can relieve this pain and improve the patient’s quality of life.


Better Mobility and Balance

Having poor posture slowly affects the alignment of the body’s joints, often causing the shoulders to become more rounded and the neck to develop an unsightly forward position.

Some ligaments and muscles become short and tight from overuse, while others become weak from underuse. These changes can have a detrimental impact on how you move your body and may restrict mobility. Joint abnormalities can also force the body to become lopsided, making it harder for a person to maintain their balance.

Having good posture will ensure you avoid common musculoskeletal abnormalities, helping you maintain excellent mobility and balance throughout your life.


Less Headaches

Sitting with poor posture as you look at a mobile phone or laptop causes your head to lean forward in front of the body. This places additional strain on the neck and shoulder muscles, which can lead to painful tension headaches. A combination of soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and lifestyle adjustments can usually remedy this issue.


Even Wearing Of Joint Surfaces

The body’s joints will naturally wear down over time. If you maintain good posture, you can ensure that they wear evenly, which reduces the risk of chronic bone conditions like arthritis.


More Energy

Having good posture helps the muscles work in a coordinated and energy-efficient manner. This helps you preserve energy and reduces the amount of muscle fatigue you experience in your daily life. It also may improve your sporting performance and make it easier to perform difficult physical tasks for long periods.


Less Risk Of Injury

As mentioned earlier, maintaining good posture is particularly beneficial for your mobility and balance. These benefits make it easier to move about safely and avoid any accidental falls which can cause injury.


Improved Lung Capacity

Good posture makes it easier to expand the lungs and take in more air. This is an important benefit for older people and anyone who is suffering from a chronic lung condition.  


Better Circulation And Digestion

Your posture can even affect your blood circulation and how you digest food. If you have poor posture, it can compress the vital organs, making it harder for them to function correctly. It can also cramp parts of the body, which make it harder for blood to circulate.

On the flip side, having excellent posture gives you organs plenty of room to operate and makes it easier for blood to flow throughout the body. This good posture benefit can lead to a wide range of health improvements.


How Chiropractors Help With Posture

If you are concerned about your posture, our chiropractor at The Spine & Joint Centre in Ealing are here to help. They will:

#1 Take Your History

At the beginning of a consultation, your chiropractor will ask a series of questions to learn more about the issues you are currently experiencing. This will include questions about your day to day life, your current pain levels, underlying medical conditions and any mobility issues you have been experiencing.


#2 Perform A Postural Assessment

Next, they will perform a chiropractic postural assessment to determine the quality of your posture. They will start by looking at a side on view of your body to assess the position of your shoulders, neck, head, spine and pelvis. The chiropractor will then stand behind or in front of you to determine if your head, shoulders or pelvis are tilted to one side.

A series of tests are then performed to check how your body responds to common movements. This can help your chiropractor see if any postural issues are affecting your mobility or range of motion.


#3 Treatment

Finally, your chiropractor will suggest a treatment plan to help you improve your posture. This will usually involve:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
    They may perform a series of gentle adjustments which correct misalignments of certain joints. The adjustments can ease muscle tension and improve range of motion.
  • Soft Tissue Work
    Your chiropractor may perform a series of muscles stretches and massage techniques to loosen overly tight muscles. They may also work on strengthening the under-active muscles using range of motion exercises.
  • Exercise, Rehabilitation, and Lifestyle Changes
    Lastly, your chiropractor will create an action plan consisting of exercise, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes. These activities and adjustments will correct your posture over time.


If you would like to improve your posture, you can book an appointment at the Spine & Joint Centre by calling 020 8900 9004 or emailing us at info@spineandjointcentre.co.uk

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