“Getting straightened out can have benefits for both your sedentary life and your gym performance ,” says Karen Erickson, D.C., a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association. “Besides relief of muscle soreness and pain, patients often report an overall feeling of well-being and reduced stress.
Athletes, dancers, celebrities, corporate CEO’s, white collar professionals, blue collar professionals, stay at home parents, retired folk, students…they are all using chiropractic in their health regimine today. There is a chiro resurgence to get “straightened” and be the best that we can be naturally.
The paparazzi snapped Leonardo DiCaprio leaving a chiropractic office in New Orleans. Kim Kardashian tweeted, “Chiropractors really are life savers.. I’m obsessed!” Jessica Alba is reportedly a fan.
Athletes, musicians, dancers, and actors all learn posture and positioning as a foundation for excellence. When your joints are aligned, your muscles can fire in their strongest position and your body moves with least resistance.
You can avoid neck and back pain with proper positioning. Your best ergonomic position is where you are facing your task without having to twist, bend, or rotate your joints in an uncomfortable way.
Be aware of your posture. Good posture prevents neck and back pain. An aligned spine will have less pain. Shoulder pain is also reduced when shoulders are in alignment, so you have less risk of rotator cuff issues. Proper head positioning — directly over the body and not too far forward or tilted to one side — prevents headaches.
Be aware of your positioning as you sleep. Having too much pillow height can cause you to twist. A low pillow with more cushion under the neck and less under the head will keep the neck straight and eliminate pain. Your head should be straight over the body, not pitched too far forward. Also, if you place a pillow between your legs, it will prevent your spine and pelvis from twisting.
Exercise, proper diet, and keeping your spine aligned will help you feel your best. Be aware of your posture and positioning during your daily tasks. Make an appointment to get straightened out and feel the pressure release. Chiropractic practices can transform your life, wiping away pain, and building the foundation for true health.