Poor posture can put undue stress on your lower back, which can make chronic back pain a normal part of your daily life. At Mapleview Chiropractic Centre, our chiropractic clinic helps people struggling with chronic pain, and we want you to know that focusing on your posture, in many cases, can help you with this ongoing discomfort.
First and foremost, try not to slouch. When you’re standing or sitting at your desk, pay attention to how your back is positioned. If you’re hunched over your desk, for example, every time you sit down, make it a goal to sit upright with your feet on the floor. And when you stand, focus on standing up tall with your back straight and feet and hips in alignment.
If you like wearing high heels, save them for special occasions and choose a more sensible, supportive shoe for daily wear. High heels can cause your back to overarch, which can put more stress on your back and make ongoing pain more likely.
The mattress you sleep on can also have an impact on your posture. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, choose a firmer one that supports your spine’s natural position when you’re lying down. And when you put your head on your pillow, put it in a spot so that your spine stays as straight as possible.
Our chiropractic clinic wants to help you feel your best and live a life free from aches and pains. We’d be happy to tell you more about how seeing a chiropractor can help you correct your posture and feel better overall. Contact our chiropractic clinic today!