October 16th marks another annual World Spine Day. This global event highlights and brings into focus the burden of debilitating spinal pain and its impact on the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people. It promotes proper posture and responsible physical activity to stay active and encourages good spine health.
The theme for this year is “Back On Track”. The global pandemic has impacted many of us in our day-to-day life, which could be limiting your physical activity and causing you more pain or discomfort. “Back On Track” is exactly how it sounds – it’s about getting your spinal health back on track. So, what’s the best way to improve your spinal health?
Can Chiropractors Give You Better Posture?
We often think of posture in terms of standing straight, but your posture is how you sit and even how you lay down. Poor posture is often referred to as slouching when you’re sitting or hunching over when you’re standing. While in motion, you may briefly find yourself in a hunched over or slouched position. Staying stationary in a position like that will cause further pain and discomfort down the line with long-term effects. And we all know how it feels when you wake up after laying down incorrectly in bed.
Maintaining a good posture involves keeping your bones and joints in proper alignment and utilizing your muscles correctly; not overly stressing some muscles while ignoring others, which can lead to injury. The longer you’ve had issues regarding your posture, the longer it will take to adjust.
A chiropractor can work with you not only in their offices to help adjust your spine, but also to recommend an exercise regimen you could do at home. The exercises are used to strengthen the muscles closely related to your posture in your back and abdomen. A chiropractor can give you tips and things to keep in mind to work toward improving your posture every day.
Can Chiropractors Straighten Your Back?
You may have a misaligned spine from bad posture over time, an injury, or even the lingering effects of scoliosis from earlier in your life. Chiropractic care can help straighten out your back. Because there are so many different potential causes of having a misaligned spine, chiropractic care offers many potential solutions to serve your needs. Whether you need assistance recovering from a car accident, whiplash treatment, or physical therapy, chiropractic care has the tools at its disposal to help straighten your back and improve your overall spinal health.
Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness Can Get You Back on Track
This World Spine Day, make the choice to get yourself “Back On Track”! Dr. Todd Goldman and the professionals at Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness here on Long Island have multiple tools, exercises, treatments, and tips to get you back on track. There’s no reason to wait to enjoy a more comfortable life. Contact us today and we’ll work with you to figure out the best treatments to fit your needs.