Advanced Rehab: How Posture Affects Back & Neck Pain

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ADVANCED REHABILITATION, INC. P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y

6 BENEFITS OF GOOD POSTURE “Wondering How To Gain Relief?”

If you suffer from back or neck pain, poor posture could be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, which increases strain on your muscles, joints, and ligaments. Poor posture causes fatigue, muscular strain, and pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs, and intestines.

Meghan Carroll, PT

Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvement on your back or neck pain, health, energy, and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1. Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen properly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being compressed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain. 3. It protects your organs, bones, joints, and muscles. Holding correct posture reduces unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time.

on your joints, leading to wear and tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best. 5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. With your bones and joints in correct alignment, you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. 6. It can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. When you hold yourself in good posture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to your brain that makes you feel happier and more confident. It also changes the way that people see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration at Advanced Rehabilitation Inc.helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain prior to restoring function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to that aching back and neck!

4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed

“My back pain is gone!” “I was having lots of lower back pain from sciatica. It especially hurt when I was walking uphill, on stairs, standing in one place, or leaning forward. Sometimes, the pain traveled down the back of my leg. After treatment at ARI, my back pain is gone and I can do any physical activity I want to. Andrea and Rebecca were always happy to answer all of my questions, suggest alternate stretches or exercises, and do everything they could to relieve my pain so I could become healthier and more active.” - Nancy S. Patient Success Spotlight

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