More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic that sent home millions of Americans, spinal health remains a major concern as many continue to work from home in improper work environments or continue their education, whatever leads to a slumped posture. Bad posture can have a huge impact on health, from back problems to headaches, breathing problems, and digestive problems.
“Sedentary lifestyle and living at home, stress, and poor diet all contribute to a staggering 80 percent of Americans who will experience back pain in their lifetime,” said Dr. Steven Knauf, DC, Executive Director, Chiropractic and Compliance at The Joint Corp. “Poor posture, compounded by working or studying from home, can cause back pain, spine dysfunction, joint degeneration, and rounded shoulders. Chiropractic treatments, exercise, and better diet can help restore proper joint movement and function for patients can work on improving posture and optimizing overall body function. “
Chiropractors can help improve posture by adjusting the spine. This can restore flexibility and range of motion, reduce tension in muscles and surrounding soft tissues, and provide an individual with a solid foundation for improving posture. Training in strengthening and stretching will also aid in improved posture.
According to Dr. Knauf has four simple tips for better posture:
- Stand up straight – ears should be centered over your shoulders, shoulders should be back, knees straight and slightly bent, stomach pinched, and hips in line with the rest of the body.
- Don’t let yourself fall – sit all the way back in chairs and support your lower back with a rolled-up towel or pillow. Make sure your knees are at a 90-degree angle and your feet are flat on the floor.
- Be Technology Aware – When your head tilts down to look at a phone screen, it puts a lot of stress and strain on your spine. Lift the phone up to eye level to avoid additional strain.
- Drive up – make sure the driver’s seat is as close to the steering wheel as possible with your knees only slightly bent and at or above waist level.
Millions of Americans have found relief from pain because of the benefits of chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to health care. Regular chiropractic care is available to everyone from growing children and adolescent athletes to working parents and active seniors. The goal of Joint Chiropractic is to relieve pain and help patients lead healthier lifestyles – including patients seeking relief from neck and back pain caused by joint dysfunction, stress and tension disorders, poor posture, imbalanced coordination, and migraines caused more.
The Joint Chiropractic is a nationwide system of over 550 chiropractic clinics in 34 states.
For information about The Joint Chiropractic or to find one of our chiropractors near you, visit thejoint.com. You can find more information about your first visit at thejoint.com/what-to-expect. For more information on improving posture, visit thejoint.com/posture.
About common chiropractic
The Joint Corp. revolutionized access to chiropractic when she introduced her retail healthcare business model in 2010. Today, the company makes quality care convenient and affordable for millions of patients seeking pain relief and continued wellbeing without the need for insurance. With more than 550 locations across the country and over eight million patient visits per year, The Joint Chiropractic is a leader in the chiropractic industry. Named “Top 200+ Franchises” in the Franchise Times and the entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500®” lists, The Joint Chiropractic is an innovative force where healthcare and retail meet. More information is available at www.thejoint.com.
The Joint Corp. is a clinic franchisor and operator of clinics in certain states. in the Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, new York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming, The Joint Corp. and its franchisees provide management services for related professional chiropractic practices.
SOURCE The Joint Corp.