Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror while you were performing some daily activity such as talking on the phone or sitting at your desk? If you really took the time to evaluate your body mechanics (or posture), more often than not you would probably observe a few things that you could work on.
From holding the phone to your ear using your shoulder as your head is bent to one side, to sleeping on your stomach as your head and neck is rotated, to crossing one leg over the other as you sit behind your desk, it’s no wonder why so many people need chiropractic care.
There are well over 101 things you encounter daily that may cause undue stress to your body. These abnormal body postures and positions are responsible for many of the aches, pains, conditions and ailments that patients commonly develop.
It would be next to impossible to maintain perfect body posture in all of your activities. That’s one of the reasons why chiropractic care is so vitally important in keeping yourself and your family healthy.
Part of maintaining your healthy alignment and therefore your body function is to keep your chiropractic appointments as recommended. If you initially came to our office with
a condition or health issue we may have recommended a specific schedule of care to correct your alignment as best possible in order to restore your health.
Once your body has reached stability we recommend that you return periodically for a wellness or maintenance adjustment. Some of our patients refer to this as getting a tune-up.
How often your body will require a wellness adjustment is relative to your specific condition. There are many factors that contribute to your prescribed wellness plan. Some of those factors may include your current state of health, your activity level, prior injuries, age, overall health, etc.
Our goal is to help you to improve your health as best possible. Diet, exercise, and being aware of and maintaining proper body mechanics and posture are all key elements to your overall health. We encourage you as our patient to embrace your own health and do everything you can to preserve your wellness.
If you ever have any questions about how to use proper posture or body mechanics with activities you commonly participate in, we would be delighted to give you the necessary advice.