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Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Hawthorn Woods chiropractic care | IL | Perfect Your Posture, Improve Your Health

40 Landover Parkway Suite 2
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

(847) 550-4812
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Perfect Your Posture, Improve Your Health

May is Correct Posture Awareness Month, a time to inform people about how POOR posture can negatively impact a person's health.


Each year in the United States, 65 million people experience back pain. Posture-related back problems are the third leading reason for all doctor's visits. Lower back pain is the most common disability for people under age 45, and the damage can carry into the aging years. Posture affects balance and gait, and poor posture can lead to falls.

"As smart phone and tablet use increases, so does posture breakdown," says Dr. Weiniger. "Sitting is a bent posture literally folding the torso over the pelvis. Texting locks the hands together, causing shoulders to roll inward. This combination means chronically tight back, neck and chest muscles. Plus, as we get older, gravity combines with muscle imbalances to make people feel and look older than they really are." "Studies confirm posture has a huge effect on your health, appearance and attitude. As more people develop a permanent slump from sitting in front of a computer, posture is gaining new recognition as a growing health problem," explains Dr. Weiniger.

Studies also show people with better posture really are healthier and actually live longer. From kids with backpacks or cane-carrying seniors-- studies show poor posture is a major cause of back and neck pain for all ages, and over time often contributes to digestive and cardio-pulmonary problems.

Posture is a mirror of spinal bio-mechanics, and if your posture is bad, so is your spinal alignment (biomechanics). Sedentary activities such as sitting, reading, playing video games, using a computer sedentary activities and more physical activities like gardening, bending or lifting objects, are often performed with poor posture. One must remain vigilant when performing any activity of daily living, in a manner consistent with normal upright posture.

Professional analysis of your posture is the best way to know for sure. NUCCA Chiropractors are experts at evaluating posture and spinal alignment. The results are quick, gentle, proven and long lasting.

If you have back pain, neck soreness, or other posture related health problems--- or want to find out how correcting your posture can improve sports performance (ie golf, tennis, baseball) and wellness, give us a CALL today. You will be GLAD you did!!


Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Perfect Your Posture, Improve Your Health. Dr. Kinjal Shah is a Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor.