Poor Posture and Women
The likelihood that women will develop back pain later in life is largely determined by their posture, according to a survey of more than 1,200 women conducted for the British Chiropractic Association.
The association came up with five “posture profiles”:
The worst posture is a leaning tower, where the head leans forward. According to the survey, nearly six in ten women with this posture suffer from back pain. The bridge posture, with an arched back, is the second worst, followed by a spoon position, with rounded shoulders.
It isn’t hard to understand how we stray from normal posture. Our children carry heavy backpacks that force them out of alignment. As adults, we sit at desks all day, hunched over computers, constantly looking down to check our smartphones. We slouch on the couch while watching TV and, at night, we sleep on old mattresses that don’t support our body weight. Eventually, our poor posture becomes second nature.
Of course, there are things we can do to improve our posture.
If you believe you have postural problems, chiropractic can help. Correct posture is at the core of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which can rehabilitate and reshape your spine to correct your posture. CBP is the most researched and results-oriented type of chiropractic care available.
If you live in Oakland or Alameda, consider paying a visit to Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center. They are among only a handful of Oakland and Alameda-area chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics.
Contact us to determine if you are a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland or Alameda.