Spinal & Postural Screening in Buffalo
What a Chiropractic Health Screening Can Do for Your Health
When we perform spinal and postural screenings in Buffalo, we are able to give a focused spinal analysis in a way that locates precise conditions of the spine that lead to issues like poor posture. This is important because your spinal health is essential to musculoskeletal functioning as a whole. If these imbalances go undetected, the health consequences are seen in the whole body.
Poor posture is defined as “the relative position of the body at any one period of time.” Muscular imbalances in the body can cause muscles to be in a constant state of contraction, which can cause muscles to remain week and overstretched, which causes immense amounts of pain over time. The body can also change the way it moves over time to compensate for deviations in the spinal alignment. These unnatural movements lead to pain because they pull the ligaments, muscles, and tendons out of place. Some of the common activities that we do every day can lead to poor posture, and unfortunately, these issues are only becoming more common as our lifestyles increasingly incorporate harmful movements. Examples of common movements and positions that lead to poor posture include sitting with a forward head, rounded shoulders, or a slouched spine.
If you have poor posture, the following conditions can develop:
- Limb or joint pain
- Numbness of the extremities
- Chronic back pain
- Neck pain
- Lifting injuries
- Vertebral imbalance
During a spinal and postural screening, the doctor may evaluate you in different ways such as raising your hands above your head, standing on one leg, sitting on the edge of a seat and standing up and sitting down, observing the way you walk, and activities of that sort which help to assess your range of motion. The doctor will also assess whether your shoulders are evenly spaced, if your legs are the same length, and if you are holding your head properly. A spinal and postural screening may be a tool utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for your injury or condition.
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