Good posture is something we all intuitively know something about, but here is a little more detail.
Ideal posture is something we all strive for. Imagine if you were looking at yourself from the side and could draw a line from the top of your head down to the floor. With ideal posture, that line would pass down through the ear canal, over the tip of the shoulder, just in front of the middle back vertebrae, through the middle of the low back vertebrae, right over the pointy bone of the hip, through the middle of the knee and outer bone of the ankle.
Some people have increased curves and their head is forward. This puts excessive stress on
the neck muscles and can cause pain. Others have too large of a curve in the middle and or
lower back, which can also cause unusual stress on the middle and lower back. Finally, seniors may have a forward bent or kyphotic middle back. Often the bones become wedge-shaped making it impossible to stand up straight.
We can help you with your posture as well as the pains and muscle tightness associated with poor posture. If you or someone you know is having trouble with neck pains, low back pains, or poor posture have them give us a call. Our expert staff in both our Morgan City and Thibodaux Clinics are ready to help you overcome the pains and strains associated with poor posture.