Bad posture can lead to many health conditions, including joint degeneration and chronic back pain. That's why you should work with a chiropractor to improve your posture. Dr. Anthony Ries at Ries Wellness in Chicago, IL, can help you to stand up straight!
How a Chiropractor Can Fix Your Posture
Improper posture doesn't come out of anywhere. Postural problems may be a sign that your body is out of alignment. A chiropractor can make adjustments that will help to correct these alignment issues. Bad posture can manifest in different ways. Whether the source of your issues is low back problems or the positioning of your neck, your chiropractor will be able to identify the factors that are making it harder for you to stand up straight. With the proper treatment, good posture will eventually come naturally to you.
Another common cause of poor posture is weak muscles. A chiropractor can help you to learn stretches that will develop your muscles. Regular stretching can also help to reduce muscle tension, which is another potential cause of improper posture. A chiropractor can also help address soft tissue imbalances. Not only will this help to fix your posture, but it's also likely to make you feel much more comfortable physically. It can help you to feel relaxed even when you're standing or sitting straight and tall.
Why You Need to Fix Your Posture
While your posture may not seem like a big deal to you, it could cause muscle strain, put wear and tear on your joints, and reduce the amount of energy you have. When your posture is poor, you're at higher risk for injury, and you wind up putting more stress on your body.
Even if you're not very aware of your posture now, you'll be able to feel the difference after you work with a chiropractor to treat your issues. You'll feel more comfortable, especially as the day goes on. You may see a decrease in back and neck pain. Surprisingly, working on your posture can also improve your mood. Standing up straight can help you to feel more confident, and it may even help to alleviate feelings of depression!
Schedule an Appointment with Our Bucktown Chiropractor
Poor posture is something you should take seriously. Dr. Anthony Ries and Ries Wellness will work with you to correct the issues that are causing your problems. Visit us at our office in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood so that you can start your treatment!