Do you find yourself hunched forward more often? How about noticing the way your body is compensating by leaning to a particular side while standing or sitting? Making lifestyle changes with chiropractic care naturally brings our bodies back into proper alignment. Maintaining good posture and ergonomics is an essential component to aid in maintaining our alignment.
In our technological age, more and more people are hunched over their computers or phones. ”Text necks” is a term in which a person constantly looks down their phone, iPad, or laptop, reducing the curvature in the neck and upper thoracic region. This forward head translation places pressure not only on the upper cervical spine but throughout the entire spinal cord affecting the low back also. With this poor posture, many health conditions can arise, such as headaches, neck pain, premature aging of the spine, and more.
Use the 90/90 rule when sitting in your chair. Make sure elbows and knees are at 90-degree angles. Keep a lumbar pillow in your chair or seat. Hold your mobile devices at eye level and prop up your computer if necessary. Avoid heavy back packs, purses, or wallets in your back pocket. These tips are just a couple of recommendations that our clinic can help you with.
If you would like to know more suggestions, call to schedule your appointment today with Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200!