Poor posture is often expressed by hunching over, making your body appear as if the top part of your body is slightly more forward than the rest. If left unaddressed, poor posture can lead to various musculoskeletal issues. If you are suffering from the adverse effects of poor posture, our chiropractor can help. At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, we have years of experience helping residents of San Antonio correct their poor posture through the chiropractic adjustment.
Poor Posture Symptoms
There are so many problems that poor posture can cause that it may be difficult for you to diagnose poor posture in yourself. Back pain and neck pain are common side effects of poor posture. Aside from back pain and neck pain, other symptoms of poor posture include poor mood stability, insomnia, jaw misalignment, breathing problems, constipation, heartburn, headaches, and incontinence.
When the body is hunched over, it compresses internal organs, especially the lungs. This can cause breathing issues that stem from not being able to breathe deeply. Poor posture can also put excessive stress on your extremities, particularly your knees and your feet.
Learning a Better Gait
There are treatments that our chiropractor can administer to get your spine and joints back into alignment. To help patients with poor posture, our chiropractor can also teach you how to stand, walk, and sit better so your body does not easily slip out of alignment again. By walking with a better gait, you can breathe deeply, decompress your stomach, and put less stress on your back and joints. Our chiropractor will analyze your musculoskeletal system to identify misaligned areas before creating a chiropractic care plan to return these areas to proper alignment.
Chiropractor in San Antonio
At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, we can help you address your neck pain and back pain. We can also help you learn a healthier gait to reinforce good posture. For more information on poor posture or to schedule an appointment, call us at (210) 545-1144.