There are some aspects of health which can really fly under the radar. For instance, your posture is a huge contributor to your spinal health. At Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, serving Vancouver, WA, we understand the importance of good posture. We are here to help you and your family obtain and maintain great spinal health. Good spinal health often begins with good posture. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about postural screenings and how they relate to spine health.
Why Is Good Posture So Important?
You probably remember as a child being told by an adult to stop slouching and sit up straight. Well, this advice has some science behind it. Bad posture can, over time, begin to change the natural curvature of the spine. When the spine is not aligned properly, it can cause imbalance in the entire body. This imbalance can then result in inflammation, strained joints, and tired muscles.
In addition to helping your spine stay aligned, good posture also helps to keep the muscles of the back and core muscles of the abdomen healthy. It is very tempting to let everything go and slouch. This does no favors for the supportive muscles of your back and core, though. Through good posture, you can help these muscles get a tiny workout every day, making you sit up straighter and feel stronger.
What Is a Postural Screening?
A postural screening is an exam which can be conducted in our chiropractic office in order to detect any type of neuromusculoskeletal problems that may be present in your back before they become serious issues. In many cases, these types of screenings can uncover posture issues you didn’t even know you had. Scoliosis is one such serious issue, which a thorough postural screening can uncover. Postural screenings are very important, because posture issues often develop slowly, making them difficult to detect.
Problems with a Misaligned Spine
Generally, people think that the only problem you might experience from a misaligned spine is back pain. The problems arising from a misaligned spine, however, can be far reaching. Insomnia, migraines, inflammation, chronic fatigue, as well as other conditions can all be the result of a misaligned spine. Postural screenings and preventative care can help you avoid a variety of health problems.
What to Expect at Your Postural Screening
During a postural screening your spinal joints and the muscles which encase them will be evaluated. Your chiropractor will also assess your range of motion, pain points, and any misalignments present in your spine.
To learn more about our services, contact our office at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, serving Vancouver, WA. Our number is 360-823-2225.