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Graceville Chiropractor Tag

Do you suffer from Tech Neck? Here's what you can do to help improve posture.

The fitness industry has drummed into us the importance of a strong core, and getting that 6 pack. But what if we challenged you to believe that there is more than one that governs the bodies posture, stability and function. Over the next few weeks we will address another 2 “core” areas of the body the patterns of imbalances, and exercises that we normally suggest to improve posture and create stability within the area.

I have shoulder pain... so why are you checking my neck and back? Shoulder pain is a common reason for our patients to seek help from the team at Thrive Health Co. More often than not, there is more to a shoulder injury than meets the eye. Our shoulders are complex joints with lots of connecting structures to the neck and back. Whilst your pain may be in the point of the shoulder, there can be many different causes for this.

At Thrive Health Co. we would say approximately 90% of our patients admit to sitting with poor posture and they all agree it causes or aggravates their back pain. Did you know, we spend up to 80% of our day sitting down; working at the computer, watching television, eating meals, work meetings and so on. As soon as we hear the word posture we all sit up, knowing it is healthier for us to sit with the correct posture. But WHY?

A good night’s sleep is vitally important to allow us to function at optimum performance and deal with our busy life schedules. A restless night’s sleep leads to us feeling tired, agitated and unable to concentrate the next day. A number of restless nights’ sleep can lead to poor eating habits, too much caffeine, irritable moods, weight gain, depression and so on. Patients with poor sleeping habits take longer to heal than those who sleep well.