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Postural Correction Chiropractic in Barrie

checking girl spine for postureGood posture is more than just standing up straight; it’s about maintaining the natural curves of the spine and body in proper alignment. Many people today struggle with poor posture, which can lead to a variety of health issues. Our team at Complete Care Chiropractic welcomes patients who’ve been struggling with posture related dysfunction, and want to do what they can to improve. 

We’ll explore the importance of postural correction, different types of postural syndromes, how poor posture can cause pain and dysfunction, and how chiropractic care can help improve posture.

What is Postural Correction?

Postural correction refers to the process of improving and maintaining proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure. This includes the spine, muscles, and joints. Proper posture helps distribute the force of gravity evenly throughout the body, reducing the risk of injury and preventing strain on muscles and ligaments.

man using phone bad posture

Types of Postural Syndromes

Forward Head Posture (FHP): This is characterized by the head jutting forward from the shoulders, which can lead to neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain.  The further forward the head comes relative to the upper back and shoulders, the harder it is for your muscles to support its weight.

Upper Crossed Syndrome: This is a common postural issue, exhibiting tight muscles in the chest and back of the neck, while the muscles on the front of the neck and between the shoulder blades are weak.

Hyperkyphosis: Kyphosis is an outward curvature of the spine, often seen in the upper back or thoracic spine. It’s normal to have a kyphosis in the upper back, but too much of a kyphosis compromises your neck positioning, and puts too much pressure on the discs at the front of your spine. It appears as a hunched or rounded back posture.

Hypokyphosis: In this scenario, there is not enough of a curve in the upper back, leading to a more flattened thoracic spine.  This puts more of a strain on the facet joints of the upper back, and can lead to pain between the shoulder blades.

Hyperlordosis: Lordosis is an inward curvature of the spine, typically in the lower back or neck In the lower back, can lead to a swayback posture.  In the neck, it often accompanies a forward head posture.

Hypolordosis: If there is not enough of an inward curve of the spine, this is called a hypo lordosis.  In the neck region, too little lordosis is called “Military Neck”.  In the lower back, hypolordosis puts an excessive strain on the intervertebral discs.

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, which can cause an uneven shoulder or hip height and contribute to an asymmetrical posture.  It most commonly begins in adolescence.

How Posture Can Cause Pain and Dysfunction

Poor posture can lead to a variety of health issues, including:

Musculoskeletal pain: Poor posture can strain muscles and ligaments, leading to pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips.

Reduced range of motion: Poor posture can restrict movement and flexibility, making it difficult to perform daily activities.

Increased risk of injury: Poor posture can weaken the muscles and ligaments, making the body more susceptible to injuries such as strains and sprains.

Impact on organ function: Poor posture can compress organs, affecting their function and potentially leading to digestive issues and other health problems.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including those related to posture. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other techniques to help align the body properly and improve posture. Here’s how chiropractic care can help with postural correction:

Spinal adjustments: Chiropractors can perform spinal adjustments to restore mobility of the spine, reducing tension on muscles and improving posture.

Soft tissue therapy: Chiropractors can use soft tissue therapy techniques to release tension in muscles and improve flexibility, which can help improve posture.

Postural education: Chiropractors can educate patients about proper posture and provide strengthening exercises and ergonomic recommendations to help them maintain good posture.

Pain relief: Chiropractic care can help reduce pain associated with poor posture, allowing patients to move more freely and comfortably.

In conclusion, postural correction is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Poor posture can lead to pain and dysfunction, but chiropractic care can help improve posture and alleviate associated symptoms.

If you’re struggling with poor posture, consider seeing one of our chiropractors to address the issue and improve your quality of life.

We’re Here to Be Your Trusted Partner in Care

We have a passion for helping patients through chiropractic care, and we will be by your side as you work through recovery and rehabilitation. Please contact our office if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.


Postural Correction Chiropractic Barrie ON | (705) 722-3131