Posture is the position in which you hold your body while sitting, standing, or lying down. Correct posture is important so that you are putting the least amount of strain and tension onto your supportive structures such as your spine, muscles, and ligaments. Proper posture allows your joints to work in the most optimal ways to reduce wear and tear damage to the supportive structures and prevent injuries from daily activities. The common terms “tech neck”, “hunchback”, and “swayback” all indicate that you have poor posture. 

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Why is proper posture important?

It is common to see people with their heads tilted forward, backs hunched over, shoulders tilted, and pelvis rotated. Poor posture can lead to aches in the upper back and neck, heavy and tight feelings in the shoulders, and lower back pain. It can also lead to excessive strain and stress on the muscles and can increase the probability of injury. Posture correction is important because a forward head position and poor posture can lead to spinal misalignment, poor muscle tone and balance, weak muscles, disc degeneration, and soft tissue injuries.

How we help with posture correction

Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors are specially trained to correct structural misalignments in the upper cervical spine. We can help to improve your posture by correcting the root causes of your spinal misalignment, adjusting muscular imbalances, and improving your postural habits. Our upper cervical chiropractors focus on finding the underlying cause of your postural distortion, starting with a thorough health history and physical examination, and taking digital X-rays if they are needed. If you are concerned about your neck or anterior head posture, contact Vitalpoint Chiropractic to check if your head is straight on your neck.

Information for new chiropractic patients

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