Posture Correction Chiropractor in Midtown Las Vegas
Advanced Spine and Posture of Las Vegas Midtown is proud to offer the most cutting-edge chiropractic technology for rebalancing misaligned posture.
Postural disturbances can be the result of many different lifestyle factors.
Congenital Factors & Childhood Trauma
In some situations, imbalanced posture can be caused by congenital conditions or childhood traumas, as in the case of scoliosis. Scoliosis is a severe curvature of the spine which causes the spinal column to bend into a lateral S-shape. When this occurs, the entire body is unbalanced. Oftentimes, scoliosis can be identified simply from a visual analysis, which reveals that the shoulders, hips, and even knees are misaligned.
On the inside of the body, scoliosis can cause other disturbances, such as chronic back pain. Because the spine has moved out of its optimal position, scoliosis can compress nearby nerves, and in certain cases, organs, too. Scoliosis can interrupt the flow of nerve impulses (energy), contributing to lethargy, brain-fog, and even migraine headaches.
Other congenital disorders that can lead to postural imbalances include congenital kyphosis, polio, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy.
Lifestyle Influences on Posture
Posture is highly influenced by lifestyle factors such as daily hobbies and activities, muscle tone, pre-existing spinal alignment, and sleeping arrangements.
Whether you’re sedentary or active, posture can be both positively and negatively affected.
For individuals who are sedentary, an environment that is ergonomically structured, supportive of ideal posture, and makes allowances for frequent changes in position is ideal. This kind of environment can foster positive postural outcomes, while a space that is rigid, does not support proper posture, and does not allow for frequent breaks or changes in position has the opposite effect.
In active environments, it is imperative that the right kind of postural support is provided. Excessive activity can lead to strain and fatigue of the muscles, creating poor postural outcomes. A moderate amount of activity equivalent to the body’s capacity is preferable to ensure that activity never begins to strain the body’s ability to hold itself up.
Overworked muscles and overly tight muscles (which can result from both sedentary and active lifestyles) can both damage the posture long term.
How does posture work?
The posture is made up of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which comprises the nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system. An intricate process involving all three systems allows the body to hold itself upright, transmit nerve energy from the brain across the body (and back), and move in an upright manner. When any of the three systems comprising the neuromusculoskeletal system are strained, injured, or otherwise under stress, the posture can be compromised, causing pain, slumping, forward-head posture, and other dysfunctions.
Chiropractic care works directly on the neuromusculoskeletal system by helping to realign joints and bones and reduce pressure and inflammation on nerve systems throughout the body. Through a combination of adjustments, spinal traction, soft tissue manipulation, and other interventions, chiropractic care can help to restore ideal posture and help the body function more effectively, free of pain.
If you’re interested in optimizing your posture and correcting spinal imbalances and misalignment, book your appointment today!