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    Chiropractor for Posture

    Chiropractor for Posture

    Feeling like you’re always slumped over a desk? Or that you’re starting to get neck pain from constantly looking at a smartphone? Luckily postural correction is what Chiropractic care is sometimes best known for. As Chiropractors we are experts in identifying the underlying reasons for poor posture as well as developing treatments and giving advice to best combat bad posture. If you’re looking for a chiropractor for posture, we can help. 

    We provide posture correction in Sydney. Read on for more information, or get in contact with the clinic to request a booking.

    Why do we have bad posture?

    posture-chiropractorPoor posture commonly arises from the modern sedentary lifestyle most people lead. That is, spending the majority of the day sitting down in front of a computer, over a desk or looking down at our phones. 

    However, there are cases where people have bad posture because of underlying conditions. 

    One that can present often to a Chiropractic clinic is Scheuermann’s disease, which involves the abnormal development of the vertebral bones of the spine. This condition is estimated to occur in as many as 8% of the population, which is around 1 in 10 people and usually starts during early teenage-hood. One of the most common ways to identify the condition is through x-rays.

    What can happen with bad posture?

    Poor posture can affect people in several different ways, usually based on an individual’s unique pain threshold and severity of their posture problem. Some common symptoms include:

    • Headaches – bad posture usually involves the head far forward from the body’s natural center of gravity. This causes a lot of tension on the neck muscles resulting in tension headaches.
    • Shortness of breath- a hyperkyphotic /slumped posture automatically decreases the volume of air your lungs can inhale
    • Shoulder pain – A slumped over posture inevitably causes your shoulders to roll forward. This can put extra strain on the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder.
    • Back pain – sitting down for long periods of time can cause excessive force on the intervertebral discs, joints, ligaments and muscles of the low back
    • Posture may also influence some cases of jaw pain (TMJ pain).

    Posture correction

    Tips to improve your general posture include:

    • Remember the counter-pose or curve reversal e.g. if you hunch over your desk all day, do a stretch back the other way.
    • Stretch several times per week to increase flexibility.
    • Exercise regularly as it boosts muscle strength and tone.
    • Good exercises to include are those ones that stretch and strengthen your neck, lower back and abdominal muscles.
    • Avoid standing on one foot or with your weight on one hip, instead stand flat footed with weight evenly distributed down both legs.

    Things to remember

    • Poor posture can lead to back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, hunched back and a potbelly.
    • You can boost your posture through regular exercise and stretching, better home/office ergonomic setup
    • See your local chiropractor for further information, advice and care.

    Posture FAQs

    Posture can generally be improved by exercises that strengthen your current weak postural muscles.

    Exercises that improve posture include exercises directed to your back, abdominal muscles and gluteal muscles. 

    The time it takes for a chiropractor to fix your posture is dependent on the patient and how long they have had the bad habits of bad posture. Some patients may take months to years but many patients in our clinic go through digitally analysed posture photos and we see great changes as early as 5 weeks.

    A “hunchback” is the term typically used to describe bad posture. Chiropractors’ bread and butter is to address the cause of bad posture. Specifically, the hunchback posture is what’s called kyphosis – an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back.

    Chiropractor for Posture

    Posture Correction Sydney

    At My Back Relief Clinic we take the time to try and determine the root cause of your problem. We do this by taking a comprehensive history and examination and if clinically indicated, we may refer for x-rays.

    At My Back Relief Clinic we understand everyone’s pain is individual, so we implement multiple tools such as chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation and ergonomic strategies to properly address your unique condition. If you’re looking for a chiropractor for posture, we can help. 

    If you’re looking for advice from an experienced Sydney chiropractor, feel free to contact our clinic today.

    My Back Relief Clinic

    Suite B, 390 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203

    (02) 9560 0184