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Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

Written By Autera Health Center on December 30, 2018

Most people have had a parent tell them to “sit up straight” at least some point in their lives. Mom and dad had an inkling that your poor posture was going to cause you some pain in your life. 

What Are Signs of Poor Posture?

Back pain is just one side effect of bad posture. When you're slouching in your seat and if you slouch when you walk, you are compressing the organs in your body, which disrupts the natural flow of things.

Here are some of the side effects you may be feeling if your posture is bad:

1. Indigestion 

Because you are slouching, you're squashing your insides. According to studies by the Library of Medicine, chiropractic care can help with gastrointestinal problems.

2. Poor Circulation 

Another damaging thing happening in your body is that you’re compressing everything with bad posture and you are eventually cutting off circulation.

3. Fatigue and Depression 

When you're slouching all the time it causes poor self-esteem, which can lead to depression. Fatigue happens because you’re making your body work overtime by compressing organs, tiring you out more easily.

How to Better Your Posture – And Your Life

If you want to better your posture and remove your back pain without surgery, there are some things that you can do. Start by sitting and standing up straight.

1. Get Chiropractic Care 

Regular chiropractic care helps with more than just back pain relief. Your chiropractor will help keep your spine aligned, making it easier and more comfortable for you to practice good posture.

2. Sit and Stand Properly

Learn how to stand up tall, instead of slouching. When sitting, do the same thing (keep your spine elongated). If you have problems sitting up straight, you can invest in ergonomic seating (or try using a fitness ball).

3. Watch How You Lift Things 

One of the big culprits causing back pain and bad posture is how you lift heavy objects. Use your legs, by bending your knees to pick things up. 

Dr. Matt Autera has been in the chiropractic business for over 25 years. His experience as a doctor of chiropractic can help get you on the path to better posture, and better health.

Protect Your Posture with Chiropractic Treatments in Peachtree City

Going out hiking, working on your vehicle, picking up heavy luggage, or even picking up a child can cause someone with poor posture to end up with a tweaked back and a misalignment that will cause agony. 

Don’t wait until you have back pain to ensure your posture is sound. Get your spine aligned. Make an appointment with the professionals at Autera Health Center and call (770) 741-2428

Posted In: Back Pain Chiropractic Posture