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Everyday Activities Which May Be Damaging Your Posture

Your spinal health is important, and can be maintained over time by avoiding activities in everyday life which are harmful to the nervous system and can lead to more serious long-term issues. Everything from sitting in an unconventional manner to carrying heavy materials incorrectly can have a detrimental effect on this area of the body. Continue reading for further details on how to maintain good posture and the activities to avoid, with Optimal Health Chiropractic on hand to assist when you’re encountering such problems with the spine, utilising digital x-ray imaging technology and computerised posture analysis to diagnose any neck and back pain.

Carrying Heavy Objects

If you work in an industrial setting, warehouse, factory or construction site, the likelihood is that you will be required to lift heavy objects on a frequent basis. Though this alone shouldn’t result in damage to the spine, incorrect posture and stance can lead to injury if you are taking most or all of the full weight of a heavy object. This results in stress on the soft tissues of the spine, discs and ligaments, and you can prevent such problems by maintaining a neutral spine position while lifting, holding the object close to your body and lifting with your legs.

Sitting Incorrectly

Our seated posture is often something we become so accustomed to that we don’t even realise when it is harmful to the lower back or spine. Whether your job requires working on a computer and remaining seated for the majority of working hours, or you sit awkwardly while relaxing at home in the evening, sitting with a poor posture can affect everything from your circulation to permanent spine curvature. When seated, keep feet flat, relax your shoulders and maintain a small gap between the back of your knees and the chair. If you suspect that your spine is already damaged in some way, arrange an appointment at your local chiropractic clinic by calling 0131 662 6999.

Bending Over Frequently

Jobs which require frequent distortion of the spine due to crouching and bending over include mechanics, landscape gardeners and builders, although there are all manner of jobs which may relate to this. Bending over frequently can result in herniated disks of the lower back, an extremely painful problem which puts extra pressure on the surrounding nerves of the back.

Professional Posture care

At Optimal Health Chiropractic clinic, we believe that the best way to eliminate muscle, bone and joint pain is to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Chiropractic treatment can be categorised as an alternative medicine due to the fact that this service does not involve any lengthy procedures or intimidating injections or operations. Countless locals to Edinburgh and beyond have felt the lasting benefit of seeking out help for neck and back pain, and you can too by contacting 0131 662 6999 today. Tell us the circumstances of your medical issue and a member of our friendly team will be in touch to assist with posture care.

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