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The Secret to Increasing Your Height

Do you find yourself looking shorter or hunched over? As you age, your vertebral discs lose height, causing you to be shorter, up to ½ an inch or more. It’s just natural. However, what’s not natural is losing height from poor posture. This can happen at any age, depending on a sedentary lifestyle, injury or disease. The rounding of your upper back is called thoracic kyphosis. In adults with low activity levels, low bone density, injury or even genetic predisposition, thoracic kyphosis can be quite pronounced. Excessive thoracic kyphosis puts you at higher risk for spinal fractures, neck pain, low back pain, breathing difficulties and even digestive problems. The good news is that by restoring your posture, you can increase your height and improve the way you look in a relatively short period of time. The secret to success, is doing the right kind of exercises to stretch and strengthen the spine. Furthermore, special hands-on techniques performed by a physical therapist can improve your spinal movement and alignment. Being taller can be as simple as improving your posture. This leads to many health benefits and the elimination of most neck and back aches. Find out how we can help you improve your posture and spinal mobility by calling and speaking to one of our physical therapists today.


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