Poor posture attacks the body – here’s how to optimise your health

There is an assumption the consequences of poor posture manifest in back pain or cosmetic issues like a slumped appearance. Scientific research proves musculoskeletal damage results in far more damaging consequences.

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed more than 4,000 men for over 20 years. The results had shown the men who had lost over 3 centimetres in height due to poor posture over that time experienced a 64% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Proper posture directly impacts the intimate relationship between the spine, nervous system function, and cardiovascular health.

Poor posture attacks the body - here's how to optimise your health

The health of the heart and other organs improve dramatically when the nervous system functions at optimal levels.

Evidence also shows poor posture proves detrimental to organ health. Proper alignment of the spine provides an added boost to the health of every individual.

Posture problems cannot be corrected by simply focusing on sitting or walking in an upright manner. The research proves when getting to the root of posture problems it requires evaluating and addressing spinal alignment and movement.

Chiropractic care improves posture and positively influences the central nervous system.

The overall effects of a healthy nervous system radiate through subsidiary systems which control immunity, digestion, breathing and much more. Millions of people seek treatment for symptoms which are a direct result from interference in the nervous system. Pharmaceutical drugs and medicines enter the body to treat those symptoms although never address the source or cause of the problem.

Chiropractic focuses on the optimal positioning and functioning of the spine and brain. Removing symptom-causing interference from the nervous system by adjusting the spine allows the body to communicate with itself and promotes healing and optimal function at the source.

The link between poor posture and chronic disease physiology leads tens of thousands of people to Chiropractic care as a primary health care provider.

Do you wish to have your spine assessed? We are here to help and put your mind at rest. Call me today on 021 487 8465.

Archives of Internal Medicine December 11-25 2006 “Height loss in older men: associations with total mortality and incidence of cardiovascular disease?” 

SG Wannamethee, SG Shaper, L Lennon, PH Whincup

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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