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Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

Written By Salud Chiropractic on December 7, 2018

It’s estimated that more than 100 million people deal with chronic back pain. In fact, more than $600 billion per year is spent when both medical treatments and lost productivity is considered. 

But is there an easy way to treat — and prevent — this kind of pain? Absolutely. Let’s explore the reasons behind much of today’s issues with back pain and how to treat it safely and naturally.

How Posture Can Cause Back Pain

Most back pain is considered mechanical — that means it stems from the structures of the spine not fitting together in the correct manner.

Poor posture caused by prolonged sitting — as in workplaces, in front of televisions, while playing video games, and while using mobile devices — can cause significant problems with the structures of your spine.

While a day or two of activity like this doesn’t cause pain, over time, improper positioning causes wear and tear on your spine.

Even activities that include repetitive motions, such as sports, and doing things like walking with an overloaded backpack can also put strain and tension on your vertebrae, causing poor posture and further misalignment and pain.

How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Posture — and Your Pain

Chiropractic care uses spinal manipulation combined with other gentle, effective therapies to move spinal structures into place for optimal functioning.

Recent research shows that chiropractic is extremely effective for correcting the damage done by poor posture and returning the spine to its healthy curvature.

Your chiropractor will assess your posture, develop a personalized treatment plan designed to correct misaligned vertebrae. 

They’ll also help you maintain your spine’s natural curvature going forward through lifestyle adjustments and continuing physical therapy.

Postural Assessment and Back Pain Treatment in Rohnert Park

Is your posture less than perfect? Are you experiencing back pain?

If so, visit Salud Chiropractic and take the first steps toward a healthy spine and pain-free living.

The doctors at Salud have extensive experience helping patients correct spinal misalignment and manage — or eliminate — back pain through the safe, effective methods offered by chiropractic care.

Call (707) 206-9717 today to see how an appointment at Salud Chiropractic can make a difference in your health — and your life.

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