Nowadays many of us have jobs that involve sitting for a long time behind a computer, and even our children’s playtime is following the same pattern. This trend has contributed massively to the amount of spinal problems that we see.
Quite often the problem has been slowly building up year-after-year before it comes to a point where it is unbearable.
Shoulders and Neck
Patients frequently experience an aching or burning sensation across one or both shoulders. Sometimes this sensation spreads down between the shoulder blades, or to the arms or to the head.
Migraine and Headaches are often aggravated and sometimes caused by postural dysfunction.
Low Back and Pelvis
The modern trend of sitting for office work leads to shortened muscles at the front of the hips and weakened muscles in the buttocks and the low back. This can result in the build-up of chronic pain and increase the risk of acute injury.
Hip problems which are very common in young children, can often lead to dysfunctions with crawling and walking which can, later in life, progress into problems with walking, standing and sitting.
Whilst many health problems can be difficult to treat, there is plenty that can be done for a postural dysfunction, even if it has been building up for a long time.
Chiropractic adjustments and muscle treatments provide great pain relief and increased mobility. After restoring optimal movement of the spine, we can then progress to stress-relieving and postural retraining exercises.
The first visit with your Chiropractor will involve in-depth examination. This will follow a discussion of your condition, your life-style and your personal objectives and capacities.