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Poor Posture Can Cause Pain!

 

Posture Screening in Chattanooga, TN

 

Remember when your parents or teachers told you to “Sit up straight”? Well they weren’t just trying to make things inconvenient for you. There’s honestly some medical truth behind their instruction.

 

At Apple Medical Centers, we dig deep to uncover the source of your pain. Poor posture can be the root of many unexplained aches and pains—especially back pain, neck pain and stiffness, and shoulder pain. Bad posture stems from tightened muscles. Poor posture can also be the result of muscle shortening while other muscles lengthen and become weak. Poor posture often appears as a result of one's repetitive activities.

 

Poor posture can create a number of health concerns:

  • Muscle soreness
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Overpronation
  • Weakened foot arches
  • Stiff neck muscles
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Tight chest muscles
  • Compressed and less efficient intestines and organs
  • Decreased and inefficient circulation and blood flow
  • Back, neck, shoulder, and body pain
  • Reduced lung function
  • Poor circulation
  • Digestive issues
  • Increased stress
  • Various other health concerns

 

Our daily lives often consist of staring at a computer screen, being hunched over a pile of papers on a desk, lifting heavy objects or just playing hard. These types of activities can negatively affect your body and spinal alignment, causing a ripple effect of new and hard-to-pinpoint issues.

 

You’re not alone! At Apple Medical Centers, we see patients every day who are suffering with a painful and stiff back, neck, and shoulders. This is a problem we have created for ourselves. But the good news is that it can be easily fixed!

 

Why Is Good Posture Important?

 

Continually holding or moving your body in harmful ways can cause tense muscles, which causes our tendons, ligaments, joints, and spine to fall out of alignment.

 

Neck pain, back pain, body pain, and headaches can all be the result of poor posture. Our number one goal is to help you establish better posture while walking, sitting, and standing.  Our patients often experience immediate relief after a chiropractic adjustment. Many of our patients report an increase in range of motion, a relief of back and neck pain, and a better sense of well-being. At Apple Medical Centers, we believe a happier spine can lead to a happier mind!

 

Find Out If Poor Posture May Be at the Root of Your Pain and Stiffness.

Call Apple Medical Centers Today!

 

How Do I Know If I Have Poor Posture?

 

Some people have poor posture without even realizing it. For others, the posture change can be slight but create a big problem.

 

Our state-of-the-art computer diagnostic can assess your current posture for even the slightest abnormality. We can detect changes in your posture before you notice it.

 

If you have poor posture, you’re probably already feeling it. But if you’re still not sure, look in the mirror. Have a friend or family member observe you as you walk, sit or stand. You can also have someone take a picture of you in these positions.

 

Physical Signs of Poor Posture

  • Slouching
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Hunchback
  • Tilting head forward
  • Bent knees
  • Shoulder blades excessively back
  • Arching of the lower back
  • Locked knees
  • Pot belly

Physical Signs of Good Posture

  • Balanced, upright posture
  • Straight line from your ear to your shoulder to your hip
  • Each shoulder measures the same distance from the floor
  • Each hip measures the same distance from the floor

 

How Can a Poor Posture Screening Help Me?

 

Posture and alignment related issues can be corrected! Our highly trained medical staff, located in Chattanooga, TN, is ready to get you on the path to pain-free living!

 

Living your life with poor alignment causes additional strain to your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and organs.  As you begin to correct your posture, your body will begin to move efficiently and in harmony—and you will feel less pain and fatigue.

 

Too often, pain medications and surgery are the first suggestion to pain relief. However, these options will only mask the pain rather than fixing the source of your pain. And surgery can include additional pain medications, a long recovery time, and more complications.

 

At Apple Medical Centers, our team of doctors and professionals is trained to assess the alignment of your spine, bones, and muscles through a comprehensive posture screening.  We will determine if poor posture and alignment are the cause of your aches and pains.

 

We will observe the way you sit, stand, and move, while measuring and recording slight movements from multiple angles. With this detailed examination and any necessary X-rays, our team of doctors will determine where any misalignment is occurring.

 

The first step toward feeling better is locating the source of the issue, and our medical staff will collaborate as a team to create an individualized care plan to get you on the road to feeling better today!

 

Once Your Posture Is Compromised, Other Health Issues Will Follow.

 

Discover a Medical Solution to Poor Posture!

 

 

What You Can Expect from Your Posture Screening

 

Our comprehensive digital posture screening will provide an analysis of your spine and alignment in order to pinpoint any misalignment and other issues. Our computer diagnostic can assess your posture and even detect small changes before they become a health issue for you.

 

After your computer diagnostic, your medical team in Chattanooga, TN, will develop an individualized chiropractic care plan for you. We will re-train your body to develop the correct alignment through exercises, chiropractic adjustments, and other medical therapies.

 

At Apple Medical Centers, your individualized chiropractic treatment plan will be specific to your posture and pain issues. Your chiropractic team will need to see you several times each week at the start of your treatment plan. As your body moves closer toward proper alignment, your visits may become weekly or bi-weekly, then monthly, and then just occasional visits for maintenance.

 

Your posture treatment plan may include the following therapies:

  • Manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Mechanical chiropractic adjustments
  • Individualized stretches and exercises
  • Application of cold or heat to affected areas
  • Maintenance suggestions to keep and maintain good posture
  • Other therapies, as needed

 

Is Poor Posture the Source of Your Pain?

 

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