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Does Poor Posture equal Poor Health?

12.07.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

For as long as I can remember, I was told to sit up straight and quit slouching by the adults in my life. I don't remember them saying WHY. Let's talk about why posture is so important for just a moment. First,  “Deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened lifespan. (1) 

Are you telling me that poor posture will diminish the quality of my life even down to how strong my bones are?  

Yes, Yes I am. 


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Woodstock family chiropractic wrote about how depression and energy are affected and improved by postural changes and we agree! This is what they shared, "In the journal Biofeedback, a study found that simply choosing to alter body posture to a more upright position can improve mood and energy levels. The subjects walked down a hallway in a slouched position and then skipped down the hallway. The whole group reported slouched walking decreased energy levels while skipping increased energy. The participants were also asked to rate their general depression levels. Those generally more depressed noted far lower energy levels after slouched walking than those who were generally not experiencing depression."

Have you ever experienced anything of the symptoms of depression,  low energy,  intestinal problems, osteoporosis, including but not limited to a poor quality of health?

CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH POOR POSTURE? 
ABSOLUTELY! THIS IS REALLY A CHICKEN AND EGG CONVERSATION!? POSTURE IS A WINDOW TO THE SPINE AND NERVOUS SYSTEM AS MUCH AS A MALFUNCTIONING SPINE AND NERVOUS SYSTEM WILL BE EXPRESSED IN POOR POSTURE.  WHETHER IT'S THE CAUSE OR THE EFFECT, IT'S OUR JOB TO CORRECT ANY AREAS OF THE SPINE THAT ARE MECHANICALLY CHALLENGED. THESE AREAS, AS YOU MAY HAVE BEEN TOLD, ARE WHERE THERE IS POTENTIAL DECREASED NERVE FUNCTION. 

PLEASE STOP SLOUCHING AND MAKE SURE YOUR SPINE IS TAKEN CARE OF! 

 

T'Was a Chiropractic Christmas

12.03.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Before the season begins and gets hectic, let’s take a moment to pause, reflect, and review the year past (hopefully a great one) and look forward to a year ahead (definitely, one that’ll be great)… and read an inviting Christmas Poem. The author is unknown. I found it here.
 

Sensory Processing Disorders and Chiropractic

11.20.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Sensory Processing Disorders Sensory processing disorders, or SPDs, (also called neurosensory dysfunction or sensory integration dysfunction) characterize a group of disorders in which the body has trouble receiving and responding to information that come in through the senses. While present in both children and adults, they are most predominantly seen in children. Frequently these dysfunctions are associated with kids on the autism spectrum. Those affected by SPDs are often over-sensitized to stimuli in their environment. Commonplace noises, the feeling of clothing against the skin, or temperature in a room -- while not bothersome to people without SPDs -- are very irritating and intrusive to those with SPDs. It frequently makes moving through daily life uncomfortable and overwhelming. The afflicted can struggle with coordination, determining where their limbs are in space, have difficulty staying in and tracking conversation, and have skin/clothing or touch issues.  

Scary Subluxations

10.28.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

 

Changing and Improving the life of a Child... Chiropractic!

10.04.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg