And many of us are on the losing side. The problem is an essential one: your body was simply not made to sit. But from a young age, when we are tethered to our school chairs, we learn the pleasures of slouching. Our comfort seeking bodies subconsciously select positions that feel good in the moment but are harmful in the long run. When we are young, this is fine- our bodies are more resilient, we are generally more active, and spinal degeneration hasn’t set in yet. By the time we start working in an office, this whole scene has changed, and our bodies begin to suffer. Our poor postural habits, which have been reinforced over many years, now begin to hurt. What’s more, our postural shortcomings become outwardly visible! How can we regain control over our posture to maintain a high level of spinal health despite the risk factors associated with our jobs?
At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are treating more and more people whose bodies are suffering from a 9-5 lifestyle. The main postural shortcomings we see from office workers include:
Often, all three of these are present at the same time. A single poor posture tends to pull our bodies out of alignment and cause imbalance in the musculature which is supposed to support good, healthy posture. As a result, good posture becomes harder to maintain and your body adjusts to support poor posture- the ugly cycle feeds itself. At your Park Slope Chiropractor, we focus on breaking this cycle by:
The end result is a body that has the right input variables to support good posture in the first place. The only piece left in the puzzle is awareness- being proactive when your body is slipping into unhealthy postural patterns.
The fight for good posture is a hard battle to win on your own. At our office in Park Slope, we seek to be Brooklyn’s go to resource for postural health. If you are interested in turning the tables of posture in your favor, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.