Bad Posture –  A Very Overlooked Cause Of Pain

Are you or someone in your family experiencing an elusive sort of mystery pain – a pain whose cause seems to avoid detection?   If you’ve never considered it as a potential source of pain, please be aware that postural distortion is one of the leading causes of difficult to trace pain in people of all ages.

Unlevel Posture + Too Much Time = Big Problems

Because of its accumulative effects, unlevel posture damages the body slowly and silently, and without proper intervention most always grows worse as the effects of gravity bear down upon us over time.

Unlevel posture is the leading precursor to neck and back pain, and the major cause of spinal arthritis, bone spurs and disc decay which very often leads to a decreased quality of life.  Unbalanced neck posture in youth and mid-life are the leading causes of hunchback as people grow older

Just like the tires on your car or the moveable joints of any machine will wear out if they’re not in proper alignment, the joints of your body also “wear out” if structural misalignment is allowed to exist for very long.

Responsible for More Than 75 Documented Conditions

According to Nobel Winning Neuroscientist Dr. Roger Sperry, “The more mechanically distorted a person is the less energy is available for healing, metabolism, thought and well-being.”

Due to nerve system distress from a skewed spinal column, long-term posture problems can lead to more than 75 documented conditions, including neck and back pain, as well as arm and leg pain.

Poor focus and concentration, low stress adaptability, poor self-image, low self-esteem, headaches, fatigue, depression; conditions of the heart, lungs, digestion, elimination and hormonal systems are also manifestations of skewed posture, as well as many others.

The greater the imbalance, the sooner break down!  As one can see, “Nothing good comes from bad posture!”

Look Closely At Your Posture – Others Do

One of the challenges with detection of postural distortions is we tend to look right through the problem – literally.  Known as the “we can’t see the forest because of the trees” phenomena, we are often too close to the problem to initially see it ourselves.

Just like other people often see us in ways we can’t see ourselves, so it is true with our inability to initially “see” a postural deficiency in ourselves.   Frequently we’re never made aware of our own postural challenges unless another person points them out to us.  Only after that do we become consciously aware of the problem.

Many people spend hours each month in front of a mirror – combing hair, brushing teeth, checking skin and applying make-up in order to present their best outward appearance to the world, yet we fail to see in that mirror our own postural deviations; low or slumping shoulder, tilted neck, forward head and other out of balance features of our bodies.

Unfortunately, these are things that make-up can’t hide.

Running On Empty – Or Alive and Full Of Energy?

People with unlevel posture sooner or later most always experience pain and poor body function in some aspect of their body.  Most look fatigued, depressed, are frequently low on energy and often look “all worn out” before their time.

On the other hand, just take a look at older people who have good posture and with few exceptions, no matter how old they are, they are living life to the fullest each and every day with good health well into their later years!

They feel good; they’re alive with energy, healthy, and give off a positive energy that other people always want to share in and be a part of!

Unexplained Pain Have You Concerned?

If you are experiencing unexplained pain that seems to avoid detection, call us for a postural evaluation.  The problem may be as simple as misaligned vertebra, or something more serious such as a global breakdown of your entire posture.  The success percentage is very high if the challenge is caught in time.  There does come a time when it becomes too late.   Don’t let you become one of them.

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About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

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