More than just slouching, mild posture issues can signal major problems ahead
Perhaps you were told to sit up straight as a child. Maybe you feel you slouch, or someone has pointed it out.
However you become cognizant of posture issues, they are more than aesthetic in nature and indicate the road ahead for pain, discomfort and stress as they result from significant structural imbalances.
It is, therefore, a must to grasp the significance of posture. For understanding the significance of posture can help you better control of your future.
The hidden significance of posture issues
There is no deep or complicated significance to posture problems, even when slight. Minor “slouching” or needing to “sit up straight” are, however, indicators of some deeper issues.
Posture problems point to structural imbalances which do not themselves cause pain, tension or discomfort, but which set you up to experience them from normal, everyday activities.
How pain, tension and discomfort are related to posture
Throughout your life, dating back to birth and before, imbalances accrue in your basic structure. Whether from physical sources (as in bumps or even injuries) or nutritional origins (as in deficiencies), posture is a sign that something is awry in your basic structure.
If the shoulders roll forward, there is a reason. Posture problems trace back to a variety of imbalances in structural, muscular and nutritional aspects.
How finding the cause of posture problems can solve pain, tension and stress
Say, for instance, that you chronically slouch. Here is the tail end of a sequence of events.
A spinal column that is misaligned, even to a small degree can be at play. Muscles that are tense and won’t relax can be holding it out of position. And, mineral deficiencies can be causing the muscles to stay tense.
Tracing back this “chain reaction” always points to the true culprit.
Improving posture and stress from the inside out
Forcibly sitting up straight may “correct” poor posture, but you’ll invariably find yourself slouching moments later. Stretching, exercise and even massage can improve tension, only to experience it once again days or even hours after.
The real significance of posture is in what it tells of structure and its imbalance and is an outward clue to look inward to its cause. Finding the structural issues can reduce or prevent pain, tension and the effects of stress.
A good start to correcting posture and eliminating or preventing stress and pain
Everything from improving flat feet to support your upper frame, to correcting the spine can be done to improve posture. But such support factors themselves need support nutritionally.
Tense or painful muscles which hold the spine and structure out of place often start with an inability to function properly and contract or relax when necessary. Calcium and magnesium are the minerals at play in these processes. They are paramount to a well-functioning body and the basics of where posture, good or bad, is born.
Chiropractors are 90% dedicated to getting to the source of all issues. Using posture and symptoms to trace conditions to their true origin, treatment can be highly effective.