Who among us doesn’t have childhood memories of being prodded by an older family member at some sort of important social event to “sit up straight!”? Whether this family member knew it or not, their prodding was doing much more than helping you make a good first impression. Our team has proudly served as a source of top-quality chiropractic care in Massapequa since 1983, treating all manner of cases, and building a thorough understanding of the importance of proper posture along the way.
Keeping your spine straight, shoulders back, and feet planted firmly on the floor while you read this blog might seem like a lot to ask, but we guarantee that if you can start getting into the habit now, you will be reaping the rewards of good posture every day for the rest of your life. Here are some of the benefits good posture provides:
- Increased Lung Function and Circulation – Constantly slouching forward compresses the organs in your chest, disrupting the flow of oxygenated blood throughout your body. Sitting back with proper posture immediately relieves this pressure, allowing you to breathe easier, and your oxygen-rich blood to flow more freely.
- Improved Digestion – Similar to its effects on the functionality of your lungs. Poor posture folds your gastrointestinal system, disrupting the natural flow of bodily waste and leading to such complications as constipation.
- Joint and Muscle Pain Relief – Maintaining the proper alignment of your musculoskeletal system remains the simplest way of relieving your joints and muscles of unwarranted pressure, and serves as the first step in treating any chronic back, shoulder, or neck pain that you may be experiencing.
If you feel that the time has finally come to heed the warnings of your elders and “sit up straight”, we urge you to contact Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation today and start taking advantage of our thirty-five years of experience as committed providers of chiropractic care in Massapequa.