Hi everyone! Dr. Lovely here, Chiropractor at Whole Therapy Lancaster!
Many of us think we’re in reasonably good shape but, do you give your spine a second thought? We go on about our days at work in a not so perfect posture for prolonged hours; Some of us slump on a couch or favorite chair in a lousy position in the evening to relax ,never even thinking what effect that may have on our spines!
Our spines are designed with specific curves and joints that must align with each other for optimal functionality. When we place our spines in abnormal, awkward postures for prolonged periods of time with no movement, it is a recipe for disaster and leads to unhealthy spines! What are some of the issues that you may encounter?? Well I’m glad you asked!!
- Decreased range of motion
- Early signs of arthritis
- Actual changes to the curves of the spine
Being aware of your posture can go a long way in helping to curb the effects of joint misalignment. Be sure to get up and move around for at least 60 seconds every 60 minutes! Set an alarm on your phone, get up and grab a glass of water, do a lap of the office, anything to get you out of the awkward posture!
And of course, being proactive with self care doesn’t hurt either. Book an appointment with myself or one of our other fantastic Chiropractors.
Can’t wait to meet you! ?