Milwaukee Back Pain Doctor and Chiropractic Orthopedist comments:
The single most constant external force on our bodies all day everyday is GRAVITY. From the time we stand up in the morning until the time we lay down at night it is always pulling our head into the ground. If it wasn't for our postural muscles we would collapse into a pile on the ground.
Being upright has its' advantages. We can use our hands to manipulate our world, we can look around easily and survey our environment, we can move around on only two feet without having to flap our arms.
But there is a price to pay for being upright. Using only two feet means it's easy to fall over. We have to work at balancing on them. And when we move around, we are on only one foot much of the time.
The human body has an incredibly sophisticated system of controlling the bones of the body to keep them coordinated and able to move the body in space. When the bones of the spine are arranged so the centers of gravity of the head, the thorax and the pelvis are directly above the midpoint between the feet then the body can use a minimum of energy to keep the body upright and balanced.
Over time we suffer injuries and postural stresses that allow the tissues of the spine to shift off the neutral upright position. When that happens, bones, ligaments, and discs become strained and start to break down. If allowed to continue then the spine progresses through the degenerative process leading to bulging and herniated discs and to arthritis, stenosis and fusion. And along with this frequently comes pain and disability.
Postural correction requires changes to the connective tissues, the muscles and the brain's posture control centers. It is one of the most productive exercises you can do. If you would like to learn more about how you can correct your posture, relieve your pain and improve your health call us at (414) 355-0433.Google