Proper Structure = Proper Posture
Special attention must be given when talking and differentiating between structure and posture. Definition of structure – the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. The human body is COMPLEX to say the least. In Chiropractic we utilize the science that the body is an entire unit. The patient is an entity and must be dealt with as such. The primary need is to correct all faults in the entire architecture of the patient.
In Chiropractic we visualize the spinal column via x-ray analysis to understand the health of the most important and complex system within your entire body…the central nerve system. Your spinal structure is often hindered by vertebral subluxations that create chaos within the most complex system in the body. Nevertheless, structural corrections must be made to restore normal flow of the CNS. Imagine the importance of x-ray’s and getting a clear understanding of what to do for the patient, most importantly though, of what not to do. Primo Non Nocere (First, not to injure).
Proper spinal structure will bring about proper posture. The definition of posture- the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting. People can have “good” posture and still have a poor spinal structure. Imagine how much more energy the body would have if the spinal structure was intact within the proper limits. When subluxations exist within the spinal column, your muscles begin to work harder and faster than they should to maintain the constant fight of gravity. Your body is always attempting to right itself and make sure the eyes are level to go throughout your day. Ideally, our bones stack up one upon the other: the head rests directly on top of the spine, which sits directly over the pelvis, which sits directly over the knees and ankles. Posture is on the outside of the body and we know that it’s the inside that counts. It’s the inside of the body that heals, adapts, and makes corrections. The body craves alignment. Making good structural corrections will lead to the proper posture.