Having a good posture may not be the first thing you think of when you consider your overall health, but in addition to projecting confidence, a good posture has subtle but significant benefits. Dr. David Dils at Dils Chiropractic, serving Carlisle, PA, since 1995, offers a variety of holistic chiropractic therapies, including posture correction treatment, to support your health and lifestyle while reducing pain and stress.
What Is Posture?
Your posture is how you hold your body, whether sitting still or moving around actively, which are respectively known as static and dynamic postures. A healthy posture has the least impact on your musculoskeletal system and joints. Conversely, a poor posture can cause additional stress on your bodily systems, which may result in the following:
- Muscle spasms
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Tension headaches
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Nerve pain and numbness in your arms
What is Posture Correction?
Posture correction is an individualized treatment plan that Dr. Dils offers after assessing your overall health and posture to determine which type of postures you are displaying. It comprises one or more treatments and therapies to help strengthen the muscles in your back, shoulders, and core following a therapeutic exercise regime. Additionally, spinal adjustments and manipulations can be used for spinal misalignments to help you stand and sit with a balanced posture. Dr. Dils at Dils Chiropractic, serving Carlisle, PA, offers a range of other supportive chiropractic treatments that may be beneficial, especially if injuries are involved, such as:
- Electrical muscle stimulation therapy
- Cold laser therapy
Additionally, wearing supportive footwear and making lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, especially if you sit at a desk for long periods, may help improve your posture and health.
Benefits of Good Posture
Your good posture helps to reduce the likelihood of sustaining bodily injuries at home, work, or during sporting activities. The benefits of having a good posture include helping the musculoskeletal system balance and remain in alignment, which reduces the strain and wear on muscles and joints, which may affect your health in the long run. This includes muscle fatigue and stress.
A healthy posture can improve digestion and circulation and help you feel more confident in your daily life. Finally, a better posture can significantly relieve bodily aches and pains associated with poor posture and musculoskeletal complaints, allowing you to walk and breathe more easily.
If you are a Carlisle, PA, resident needing posture correction, contact Dr. Dils and his team at Dils Chiropractic. We offer a comprehensive range of chiropractic therapies for your better health and posture. Call us today on 717-241-6263 to book your appointment.