Spinal and Postural Screenings
Proper spinal alignment is essential for optimal body function. The spine is your body’s foundation; when it is out of alignment, your body is at increased risk for pain, injury and illness. Spinal and postural screenings can reveal important health information about your spine and your body. By identifying previously undiagnosed spinal subluxations, our chiropractor can bring proper alignment back to the spine and enhance all aspects of your health.
Spinal Alignment Screenings Critical to Identifying and Treating Health Problems Early
The spinal column is the main highway for your nervous system. It protects the spinal cord, which carries important information to and from the brain and other organs in the body. A misalignment in the spinal column can cause a malfunction the spinal cord, adversely affecting the central nervous system’s ability to function. This can lead to pain and other health problems. You may be surprised to learn that some of the health issues affecting your body could be related to poor posture and a spinal misalignment. Fatigue, constant low-grade illnesses, allergies, and general poor health may seem unrelated to the spine. However, when chiropractic adjustments are made, these symptoms may be alleviated. Could your health issues be related to a spinal misalignment? The best way to find out is through a spinal and postural screening.
Posture is the position or bearing of the body; it’s how you hold the body when you stand, sit or move. Poor posture creates extra stress on the spine and chronic muscle tension. For example, most of us spend long hours hunched over computer screens at our office desks. When we work on the computer for an extended period, we may inadvertently lean our heads forward to better see the screen. This forward head position can strain the cervical spine and shoulders. Additionally, many office chairs lack adequate lumbar spine support. When the lower back is not properly supported, pressure can build on the lumbar spine.
You do not have to sustain a serious injury to have poor posture or spinal problems. Since today’s modern lifestyles typically revolve between long hours at the office, long commutes and crashing in front of the television at night, it’s no surprise that many of us have developed poor posture habits. Neck pain, back pain, headaches and other pain can all be caused by this unnatural stress on the spine. Poor posture also increases the risk for poor spinal alignment, which may be a root cause for numerous health problems. A combined spine analysis and postural screening from our chiropractor can help identify potential problems before your health is adversely compromised. Our chiropractor is dedicated to finding and treating the source for your health problem.
Don’t wait until your body is in pain to realize that your spine needs help. Schedule a spinal and postural screening today! To learn more about a personal screening or to schedule a screening for your workplace or community event, call Windward Healthcare today at 678-566-3030.