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How to Improve Your Posture to Prevent Subluxation of the Spine

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on April 24, 2018

Your day-to-day activities can be directly impacted by your posture.


Your posture is crucial to the health of your spine, and good spinal health is integral to your overall well-being – both mentally and physically. 

And the good news is it isn’t hard to boost your spinal health. All it takes is some simple posture exercises that will help reduce subluxation of the spine. 

What Is Vertebral Subluxation of the Spine? 

Vertebral subluxation occurs when the vertebrae of your spine change position, becoming misaligned. 

One of the most common causes of this is poor posture, which causes the bones to shift over time. For example, sitting at a desk can induce too much flexion, which reverses the neck’s natural curvature, forcing the neck’s joints out of position. 

What Effect Can Subluxation Have on Your Health? 

Different parts of your body may be affected by subluxations. However, the most direct impact it can have is on the range of motion you have in your spine. It can also cause chronic back or neck pain, damage to the spinal discs, and damage to soft tissues and muscles that surround your spine. 

Equally, you may be prone to irritation in other areas of your body as the nerves are damaged in the spine. This pain can be transferred to other parts of your body, away from the area of subluxation.

Posture Exercises That Promote Great Spinal Health 

The key to improving your posture is to add strength to your core muscle groups. These are the muscles in your abdomen, posterior, and back, which all work cohesively to stabilize your torso and spine, keeping you in balance. Having a stronger core helps encourage an upright posture, which, in turn, creates a healthy spine. 

Some good exercises to try include roll-ups and crunches, and yoga positions such as the plank and cobra. 

Furthermore, a visit to a chiropractor may be in order – particularly if you are suffering from lots of aches and pains. Using a technique called spinal manipulation, which involves placing gentle force on the area, can help encourage your spinal joints to move back into their correct position. Chiropractic specialists will also be able to recommend exercises and good posture techniques for you to follow at home. 

Practicing exercises on a regular basis and visiting your local chiropractor in Edmonton will help eradicate subluxations to the spine in no time!

Need help with your posture? Then get in touch with our dedicated team to book an appointment at our chiropractic clinic in Edmonton.

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