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5 Reasons Why Posture is Important

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Did you know that poor posture affects health? Did you know that the weight of a dime on a nerve root impairs nerve transmission by 50% (Dr. Suh, University of Colorado).

Here are 5 reasons why you need a healthy spine and good posture. All of these reasons should motivate you to jump on the good posture band wagon and see your local chiropractor at Dancingspine Chiropractic. We offer free pre – consultations for those who want more info about our south Frederick practice and who want to discover more about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments to improving life, health and well-being.

Dancingspine Chiropractic – Chiropractor in Frederick, MD

Located off English Muffin Way near Westview Shopping Center

Tel: (301) 660-7511

5 Reasons Why Posture Is Important

1. “Posture moderates every physiological functions from breathing to hormonal production.” – American Journal of Pain Management.  All internal functions, all organs, all tissues in the body need a constant supply of nerve energy to work in a healthy way.

Is your poor posture affecting your health?

Is your poor posture affecting your health?

2. “Loss of the cervical (neck) curve stretches the spinal cord by 5-7 cm creating pathological tension putting the body in a state of disease.” – Alf Breig, M.D.

3. “Older men and women with hyper

kyphotic posture have higher mortality rates.” Journal of Geriatric Medicine

4.  “Forward head posture (the posture while looking down to text or at a computer) may result in 30% loss of vital lung capacity. This position can add up to 30 pounds of abnormal leverage to the cervical spine “. – Rene Calliet, M.D.

5. “For every inch of forward head posture, the weight of the head on the spine increases by an additional ten pounds.” – Dr. Adalbert Kapandji, The Physiology of Joints

So, what activities cause poor posture? Any activity that causes the neck to drop down and forward is the answer. The list would include texting, computer work, reading, office and desk work, slouching on the sofa, sleeping in a chair,  drawing, knitting, looking down often…the list goes on.

 Please contact Dancingspine Chiropractic for more information.

Tel:  301-660-7511