Today, we will go over how to tell if your posture is messed up. Remember, just because it is messed up now, does not mean you cannot fix it. We go over how to test your posture in this blog and ways a chiropractor can help.
How to Test Your Posture
This test looks simple, but will definitely challenge your entire body. Here is the test: You should be able to easily stand for 2 minutes against a wall while keeping your heels, butt, mid-back, shoulders, arms, hands, and head against the wall. Place a small pen or piece of paper against the wall around where a bra-strap would connect.
If you have a rounded or overly kyphotic posture, the first thing that happens with this test is that your mid back will probably be sticking off of the wall as you try to keep your shoulders and head against the wall. As you correct this by engaging your core, pull your ribs down to flatten your mid-back to the wall (where the pen should be). As you do this, your shoulders and head will start to come off of the wall. This will demonstrate if there is some curvature in your upper back. While this might take months of patience and hard work to correct, we can help you improve your posture.
Why Is Good Posture Important?
Here are the many reasons why it is important to work on your posture:
- Improves spinal health
- Boosts your mood
- Relieve digestion issues
- Improves muscle and joint function
- Reduces neck and back pain
Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Improve Posture?
Chiropractic adjustments can help improve and encourage better posture. An adjustment will help relieve any pain, tightness, and/or stiffness and provides you with better mobility. It is important to ensure you are receiving regular chiropractic care and playing an active role in your recovery by doing the exercises and stretches your chiropractor asks you to do. If you have any questions about how spinal manipulation and chiropractic care can help improve posture, be sure to get in touch with Calispine.
Contact us online today to learn more about how we can help with your posture.