We often hear people referring to “poor posture”, but what exactly is it?  In a nutshell, a chiropractor will define poor posture as when we stand, walk, or sit in a way which places our spine in an unnatural and/or stressful position.  Examples of poor posture include flatback, swayback, forward head and text neck.

Poor posture can be a result of everyday tasks.  A big culprit can be sitting and using the computer.  People often either place their chair too high or too low and are prone to slumping when sitting at a desk. Other tasks that often result in poor posture include driving, using a smartphone, playing video games, carrying heavy objects, wearing shoes that do not fit properly, carrying a heavy bag or purse on one shoulder, crossing your legs while sitting, and sleeping on your stomach.

Poor posture over time can result in numerous issues that could benefit from chiropractic care as spinal misalignment can result in degenerative disc disease, rounded shoulders, low circulation, back neck and shoulder pain and more.  We will discuss these in more detail in future articles.

Dr. Adam W. Roussel, DC, MOT, CCEP, NASM-CES and his team of massage therapy and chiropractic professionals can assess your posture and provide you with exercises, guidance, and treatment to help improve your posture and alleviate pain. If you are in need of a pain doctor, Destrehan residents and those in surrounding areas trust Dr. Roussel with all of their chiropractic care needs. As a chiropractor, his practice offers a variety of treatments including massage therapy, spinal disc decompression, dynamic cupping therapy, dry needling, chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, Kinesio Taping Method® and more. Call or book a consultation and evaluation today!

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Monday
8:00am-12:00pm 2:00-6:00pm
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