Improve Your Posture and Your Health

January 13, 2023

Growing up, your parents likely told you to sit up straight or keep your shoulders rolled back to keep you from experiencing bad posture. Bad posture is all too common in today’s world, with many of us having desk jobs or not knowing how to lift heavy objects properly.

Over time bad posture can negatively affect your body by causing aches and pains, migraines, and low self-esteem. However, when you routinely visit your local chiropractor, you will not only start to experience improvements in your posture but also your confidence.

What are the benefits of seeing a chiropractor for bad posture?

Here at ProActive Health, we’re all too familiar with treating patients with bad posture and watching them progress in their journey to a healthier and happier life.

Most of the time, when our patients visit us, they’re concerned with their physical appearance, but after further conversation and observation, we discover that there are some underlying conditions that they are facing.

  • Improper alignment of bones and joints
  • Stress on ligaments
  • History of back injury
  • Lack of energy
  • Wear on the muscles and joints
  • Poor digestion

All the things listed above can be managed with regular chiropractic care.

What are the next steps towards better posture?

When you schedule your first appointment with us at ProActive Health, we will spend time asking you questions about what your lifestyle looks like, from your eating habits to how frequently you exercise.

Next, we will take more of a hands-on approach to examine your posture to see if any underlying conditions may be going unnoticed. We’ll take a look at how you stand from behind and from the sides, taking note of things like uneven shoulders, arched back, twisted pelvis, or other symmetry issues.

After taking notes on your current condition, we will slowly begin adjusting your body in the areas of concern back into place. Though many people wish it to be an immediate fix, it will take time for your posture to adjust and for you to experience the benefits of chiropractic care.

However, to see benefits sooner than later, we will work with you in finding deliberate exercises, stretches, and muscle relaxation, to make sure your overactive muscles get a break. Not only will this ease some of the tension that causes bad posture, but it allows your weaker muscles to grow stronger, fixing your posture for good.

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!

In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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