Posture

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Once the spine has moved out of alignment or misshaped, exercise alone will not address the problem. If left untreated, postural and spinal deformities can lead to a wide range of health problems, disabilities, chronic pain, and mobility issues.

  • Organ Dysfunction

  • Chronic Pain

  • Disc / Spine Degeneration

  • Disabilities

  • Disease

  • Back and Neck Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Fatigue

Progression of Poor Posture

At Scoliosis Center of Utah, we provide non-surgical, non-invasive, and painless spinal rehabilitation without any downtime – ensuring the source of your pain and health issues are addressed and corrected.

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Poor Posture Has Become an Orthopedic Health Care Epidemic!

poor posture chiropractorMany Utahns are in a serious slump — that is, their spinal posture is slumping out of control! We’re only half-kidding when we say we may be devolving back to the posture of our distant Simian cousins in the not so distant future.

Look around you: People spend ever-increasing amounts of time bent over computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. They’re all developing poor posture habits. Watch as they stroll through the mall with their heads forward and their shoulders slumped and rounded. It’s clear evidence that something needs to be done, before all these people develop degenerative spinal conditions that leave them with chronic pain and illness.

Improving the prognosis for long-term spine health starts by recognizing poor posture and taking steps to improve it.

What Can Be Done?

Improving posture and performance – in the example below of a 14-year-old spine, where posture is already set – requires aggressive rehabilitation. This includes exercises to re-educate muscles, and 3D bracing to restore correct curve structure to a healthy spine.

It’s important to understand that it takes a combination of treatments to change the structure of the spine. In adults, exercises alone cannot correct spinal misalignment.

In the photos above, the green line illustrates the ideal posture for most of us. As you can see, this young man shows immediate improvement in his posture. However, the brace will need to be used regularly and will require a specifically designed custom set of corrective exercises performed daily. Improvements will vary depending on age and severity of the posture defects.

In this photo, the green line illustrates the researched ideal posture for most of us. As you can see, this young man shows immediate improvement in his posture. However, the brace will need to be used regularly and will require a specifically designed custom set of corrective exercises performed daily. Improvements will vary depending on age and severity of the posture defects.

Although there are cosmetic benefits to improved posture, studies show there are physiological benefits patients will reap throughout their lives as well.

Normal spinal curves give muscles leverage and make you stronger, thereby giving you more energy. Good posture also allows you to perform activities, including athletics, with optimal effort and coordination. Your nervous system also enjoys improved function with less interference to muscles and organs. As you age, you will also be more likely to perform normal activities without the need for canes, walkers, or other assistance.

The Scoliosis Center of Utah is one of only approximately 150 centers in the United States with have a program capable of specifically addressing three-dimensional distortions of the spine, including the three spinal curves and scoliosis. This applies for both children and adults.

Xray Comparison

(Green line dictates an ideal spine; red line is the patient’s spine)

The Art of Posture

I recently visited Cuba on a cruise with a large group of family members. While it was evident there were many people experiencing physical hardships, all around I noticed expressions of beauty in the architecture, the friendly faces, and the many forms of art work produced by the people. These experiences caused me to reflect on the need to express ourselves in life, impacting all others in positive ways.

On the ship, my wife and I took notice of my nephew’s new wife. She moved with grace, poise, and strength that stood out in photos and in crowds. As we got to know her, we learned she had been a ballerina. Even though she no longer dances, those attributes are still present. It confirmed my belief that we can all learn to move with a certain amount artistic grace and balance even if we are not ballerinas. Most athletes learn this as they train in movements that allow them to excel in their chosen sport.

The ladies pictured to the right are active in many ways, but are limited in one common trait—the curvature of their spines. The spine is the core to appropriate movement and the health of the nervous system. By engaging in active restoration of strength, grace, poise, and motion, these ladies are creating the form they seek. Their dedication and aggressiveness to follow treatment guidelines has paid off, as they create art with their posture.

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Scoliosis Center of Utah
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