Most folks are not really all that conscious about how they carry themselves. As long as they are comfortable, they could hardly care if their shoulders are hunched or if the head is hanging forward. As downtown Vancouver chiropractic practitioners warn, however, what they don’t realize is that the simple act of neglecting one’s posture is already having a damaging effect on their overall health.
There are many signs that indicate your posture is already doing damage to your health. Among some of the telltale signs that you should not dismiss would be pain in the spinal region, abnormal blood pressure, compromised pulse and lung capacity, headache, or even moodiness—which do show up in certain cases like the Forward Head Posture (FHP).
These symptoms may seem like they can be due to some other cause, but while that is also a possibility, it should not be neglected the fact that poor posture also is among the most common causes of these.
The symptoms for headache, for example, are not just limited to the usual type you feel at the end of a long day or after staring at your computer for too long. Rather, poor posture can trigger muscle tension headaches, which feel like there is a rubber band snapped onto your forehead, causing much pain and discomfort.
Being hunched forward also can compromise your lung capacity by as much as 30 percent, because you are not able to breathe in properly, and your lungs are hindered from functioning to their full capacity.
Failing to correct one’s posture early on can cause it to become a bad habit, which then could lead to more serious damage or issues to the spine. These symptoms, therefore, could develop into even bigger problems later on, leading to more chronic pain that could have otherwise been avoided.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with this, such as with sessions of chiropractic adjustment from downtown Vancouver practitioners such as Dr Stuart Kilian, at Advantage Chiropractic. These professionals can provide helpful exercises on top of the therapy sessions so that you can be well on your way to having good health with your good posture.
Of course, it’s only going to work if you commit to making sure you have proper posture, so for your own good, do be mindful of the little things, like making sure your head is sitting atop your neck and shoulders right, and keeping your back straight.
Forward Head Posture Symptoms. Livestrong.
How to Fix Forward Head Posture with Exercise. Livestrong.