May is Posture Month! Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab, posture is one of the main reasons that we practice the way we practice. Our integrated health center allows us to work on the body as a whole while finding and curing the root problem. A lot of time, the root problem is posture. Everything you do during the day affects your posture. How you sit, stand, sleep, run, walk and jump are all being influenced by your posture. With so much use, comes a lot of opportunities for error.
Poor posture is very common in young adults due to fast growth and the increase of technology. Kids here in Kailua spend around 8-10 hours per day looking at their phone, a computer, or a television. The average person is NOT using proper posture techniques while using their smart phones, which is why so many people are dealing with text neck (forward head carriage). Because of this, 1 out of 4 adults in America have suffered back pain in the past three months.
Americans spend too much time each day seated. Those who are seating for over half the day are at a higher risk for chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Seated posture is one of the most crucial when it comes to pain. Sitting the correct way in your office chair can be the difference between chronic back pain and relief. Make sure you are following proper posture by having both feet flat on the floor and your computer chair has ample support.
Poor posture can result in:
Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab we have a lot of options for postural help. One of the most popular options with our patients is Kinesiology Taping for postural correction. We also offer chiropractic care complete with x-rays of your spine, spinal traction, and adjustments. We also have physical therapists here in Kailua that will work with our medical staff to come up with a personalized treatment plan to get your posture straight! Give us a call today at 488-5555 or contact us here today!
National Center on Health Statistics, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health. 2011. Hyattsville, MD. 2012.