Chiro can help- Spinal Health week 2018

This campaign highlights some common symptoms that prompt people to visit a chiropractor, such poor workplace posture. A frequent request for patients attending Coastline Chiropractic Centre would be to address the poor posture. In particular, the impact of the poor posture in the workplace is a significant cause of back pain, workplace stress and can lead to repetitive strain injuries. Often, as a result, the low employer muscular skeletal health and low morale which will, unfortunately, lead to reduced productivity, lost time and higher business costs. 

 Our bones hold us up, our joints link our bones, our muscles move the bones around the joints, and our nerves facilitate control of the whole. The key to good posture is correct joint alignment, but muscle activity, balance and nerves are all part of the picture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against the forces of gravity while standing or sitting. The key to good posture is training your body to sit, stand and walk in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during weight-bearing activities. 

The Effects of Poor Posture may include: 

  • Poor joint alignment 
  • General muscle aches 
  • Increased shear forces within the spine affecting disc integrity 
  • Compression of the disc and joint structures 
  • Compression/reduced space for nerves to course through the body 
  • Reduced blood flow to muscles resulting in increased fatigue 
  • Overuse injuries 

If you have any concerns or questions please contact your Chiropractor or Chiropractic Association of Australia.

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Chiro can help- Spinal Health week 2018