Bad Posture Does Some Crazy Things
Everyone always talks about proper posture or the correct way to sit, stand, slouch, dodge, jump…etc etc! What about bad posture and the detrimental effects it can have on one’s body? Our bad posture often shows disturbances to our nerve system, and vice versa. Our body’s posture will start to make corrective changes based on physical stress, chemical stress, and emotional stress that we go through on a daily basis. Examples: Physical stress – take a bad tumble in gymnastics and land wrong and sprain your ankle = bad posture to make your body compensate. Chemical stress – way too much over indulgence and hello gallstones = bad posture to compensate during flare-ups. Emotional stress – low self-esteem along with depression setting in, causing you to consistently look down at the ground = bad posture. A lot of these problems with the spine and bad posture disorders begin in childhood. Hence, why it is always important to have your kids checked by a chiropractor.
Bad posture begins to come about due to how we adapt to our stress. Our bad posture based on those three examples above will determine how our body begins to appear in a defensive protective posture = bad posture. Chiropractic allows your body to adapt and to overcome your bad posture and practice good posture! By allowing your nerve system to adapt to your stress in life, you can restore the abilities you have neglected. Why would my nerve system have to adapt? Bad posture and how we adapt to stress begins and ends with our nerve system. Our nerve system controls muscle contractions and moving bones. What do we go through on a daily basis throughout life? Gravity! What holds our body up? Muscle, tissues, ligaments, tendons, cartilage etc etc. Your nerve system controls all of those! Bad posture is a sign of an impaired nerve system. Get checked by a chiropractor.