We're all guilty of it. Bad posture comes with our everyday tasks, when we are not paying attention to how we are sitting, standing, lying down or driving. And our spine and the muscles associated w/ our spine take more of a beating than we realize.
Posture is not just about standing up straight, it's about keeping your spine aligned with its natural shape and curves and the equal pull on our spines by the spinal and back muscles. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Vittoria Repetto, Doctor of Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist, we can understand good versus bad posture and the painful effect the bad posture can have on your spine.
In practice for 25 years, Dr. Repetto has worked as a chiropractor and an applied kinesiologist mastering the body's structure and movement. Posture can throw off your spine's balance, allowing your body to be more prone to injury. In an average day common incorrect posture positions can change the balance of our spine and the back muscles.
When we slouch, the natural spinal curves are either reversed or exaggerated and this puts more stress on our spine and muscles. For example, if we hang our head and neck down, we increase the strain of balancing the weight of our head and increase the strain of the muscles holding our rib cage up. Such an imbalance can lead to tension headaches, mid-back pains, neck pains and shoulder pains.
Similarly, low back pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine and unbalanced muscle pull due to bad posture and habits.
For all your chiropractic and kinesiology needs, please contact Dr. Vittoria Repetto - London Terrace Chripropratic & Applied Kinesiology and in the meantime, make an effort to be conscious of your posture.