Bad Posture is Doing More Than Hurting Your Back

Having good posture is more than sitting up straight or having an ergonomic office setup.

The ultimate goal of posture is attaining proper spinal health. It keeps our spine upright. And most importantly, it protects our delicate spinal cord. Here’s what you can do to ensure you have the right posture for long-term spinal health.

Your brain controls every function in your body by signaling through the spinal cord. With properly aligned spinal posture, this open channel of communication occurs effortlessly. This allows for optimal function of our entire body.

The stress of modern life causes our spine to misalign into bad posture. This puts pressure on the nervous system, creating subluxations—or kinks—in the system. Bad posture leads to bad health. Good posture leads to good health.

When you have proper posture, your head is directly over your rib cage and your rib cage directly over the center of your pelvis, which is positioned directly over your feet. This setup allows for optimal communication between the brain and your body.

Once you stray away from this posture, you put pressure on spinal discs, knees, hips and feet. This puts tension on the spinal cord and nerves, which interferes with your brain and body communication.

At Rowe Chiropractic, we have state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques to fix your postural problems. Our physicians will look at your spinal biomechanics to identify a unique solution to correct your posture for spinal health.

If you’d like to learn more about how we can improve your posture and spinal health, please call us today at (212) 486-8888.