How a Chiropractor Can Improve Your Posture And Balance
Body alignment problems can vary from poor posture to scoliosis. A chiropractor can help adjust and educate you on how to keep proper alignment. Here are 4 top body alignment problems and how our Vida Integrated Health chiropractors can help:
Body Alignment Problems
Body alignment refers to how our bones, muscles, and joints are positioned. Alignment issues can lead to a range of problems that can cause discomfort and reduce function. Here are some of the most common body alignment problems:
Forward Head Posture
Some individuals may develop forward head posture problems from leaning the head forward for long periods of time. This occurs when the head is leaned forward beyond your shoulders rather than resting in a straight line. Those who spend time looking at computers or other devices may experience forward head posture if they do not have proper posture in the first place. Forward head posture can lead to neck pain and headaches and might affect the alignment of the rest of your body.
Kyphosis, commonly referred to as hunchback, is an excessive rounding of the upper back. Those who spend extended periods of time sitting can experience Kyphosis. Kyphosis can lead to discomfort, reduced lung capacity, and spinal degeneration. Older individuals may experience Kyphosis because of weakness in the spinal bones, which can cause them to compress or crack. Treatment of Kyphosis often depends on age and severity.
Scoliosis occurs in the spine and can come in various sideways curvatures, leading to an abnormal spinal shape. This abnormal curvature can lead to uneven distribution of weight that can cause strain on various body parts. This condition can be congenital or develop over time and may cause pain, breathing difficulties, and reduced mobility. Genes, hormones, and changes in cell structure can cause scoliosis.
Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Anterior pelvic tilts occur when the pelvis tilts forward, which can cause an exaggerated curve in the lower back. This body alignment issue can lead to lower back pain, hip discomfort, and muscle imbalances. Sitting for long hours and lacking core strength can contribute to an anterior pelvic tilt.
If you experience any back pain, you may have a body alignment problem. Consider contacting a healthcare professional who provides chiropractic care to determine your body alignment issue and how to treat it. At Vida Integrated Health, we offer various chiropractic services to help treat your pain.
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating body alignment issues. Chiropractors often focus on body alignment through the spine. Here’s how a healthcare professional who provides chiropractic care can help restore body alignment and alleviate associated problems:
Your chiropractor can begin by conducting an assessment of your body alignment issues. These assessments may include asking for medical history, conducting a physical exam, and other forms of evaluation. By understanding the root cause of the alignment issue, a chiropractor can tailor their treatment plans to address your specific needs.
Spinal adjustments or manipulations can help correct body alignment issues. A chiropractic healthcare professional can use their hands or special instruments to conduct a spinal adjustment. During a spinal adjustment, chiropractors apply a controlled force to specific joints to help realign the spine. This technique can improve joint mobility, alleviate pain, relieve compressed nerves, and promote the body’s natural healing processes.
A chiropractor can create a personalized treatment plan for you and your body alignment problems. These plans may incorporate a combination of spinal adjustments, posture education, therapeutic exercises, and other lifestyle modifications that can lead to long-lasting results. Our chiropractors can also provide various functional treatment options, from soft tissue manipulation to myofascial decompression and release. By targeting the root of the problem, treatments can help prevent future discomfort and other body alignment problems.
Restoring Balance With Body Alignment Treatment
Body alignment issues can come in many forms, including forward head posture, Kyphosis, scoliosis, and anterior pelvic tilts. Chiropractors can determine and help treat alignment issues with a comprehensive approach of assessments, spinal adjustment, and customized treatment plans. At Vida Integrated Health, we offer chiropractic help, along with physical therapy, massage, and other holistic services.
Contact us to learn more about our body alignment process and chiropractic services at Vida Integrated Health with locations in Seattle- Capitol Hill, Seattle- Ravenna ( across from UVillage), Everett, Ravenna, Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton in Washington State.
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