Posture in Rogers AR
The abnormal biomechanics associated with forward head posture syndrome will absolutely result in long term osseuous remodeling, disc degeneration, and spinal nerve interference. As abnormal posture and biomechanics progresses scar tissue forms around injured ligaments and altering your overall posture and normal gait. The Chronic overuse of muscles that are not use to working as much result in painful trigger points in areas such as the trapezius and levator scapula.
Posture’s Effect on your Nervous System
Posture is how we relate to gravity. The nervous system maintains and communicates with every other organ system in the body. The Shealy Institute observed that postural abnormalities caused back pain, headaches and depression. They also found that a slight improvement in the individual’s posture decreased their symptoms. They also state that posture affects every physiological function of the body from breathing and thinking to blood pressure, pulse and breathing capacity. In order to allow a properly functioning nervous system proper posture is necessary in order to prevent disease and increase the quality of life.
Postural and Respiratory Modulation of Autonomic Function, Pain and Health
John Lennon BM, C. Norman Shealy MD, Roger K. Cady MD, et al.
American Journal of Pain Management 1994; 4:p36-39.
Chiropractic Care and Low back pain
It is the Chiropractic model to treat the cause of the problem rather than cover up the symptoms the problem is causing. The University of Washington School of Medicine studied which treatments were most effective at reducing neuromuscular symptoms and found that chiropractic care was the best form of care. Chiropractic care had the highest success rate with a 7.33 out of 10 rating.
Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease
Jensen MP, Abresch RT, Carter GT, McDonald CM
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005 (Jun); 86 (6): 1155–1163
Forward Head Posture Syndrome: Affecting more than just the neck
Forward head posture syndrome is the most common cause to flattening of the cervical curve. This leads to a progressive loss of curve in the remaining curves of the spine as they will adapt to the deformation of the cervical curve. As the body will try to adapt to Forward Head Posture syndrome, the postural muscles of the neck will fail and result into chronic pain as the blood flow to the muscles and spinal nerves are reduced. The amount of oxygen sent to the muscles of the neck will in turn be reduced creating muscle spasm and can lead to fibromyalgia. The posture of the head and neck are very important when relating them to other symptoms of the body. Correcting forward head posture syndrome is a correctable condition with proper chiropractic care and specific spinal exercises.
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
March 2000, Vol 18 #3
Forward Head Posture
For every 1 inch of Forward Head Posture the amount of stress on the neck and upper back increases 10 times. This is necessary because the body is working hard to keep your eyes and chin up with the horizon, one of the most essential reflexes of your body. Would you be surprised if your neck and upper back were hurting if you had a 20 pound bowling ball on your head? This is what forward head posture can do. If left untreated this can result to more permanent long term effects as the bones and vertebral discs in your neck will begin to change physiologically. Associated conditions of forward head posture syndrome include fibromyalgia, chronic strains, early degeneration, thoracic outlet syndrome, and pinched nerves.
Neck and Arm Pain
Philadelphia: FA Davis Co., 1981
Posture: Affecting more than just how we look
Freeman found that as we get older, deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life and a shortened life span. So this begs the question, is posture important? Only if you want to be healthy!
Posture In The Aging and Aged Body
JAMA 1957; 165 (7), pp 843-846
Poor Posture and its Effects on Children
A sample of 3520 children, poor posture was diagnosed in 38.3% children, more frequently in boys. The frequent detected posture was a protruding scapula (shoulder), increased lumbar lordosis and rounded shoulders. Children with poor posture reported headaches and pain in the cervical and lumbar spine more frequently. In order to improve the health of our children, we must first start with the posture of our children.
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Poor posture in school Children in the Czech Republic
Jana Kratenova, Kristyna Zejglicova, Marek Maly, Vera Filipova
Journal of School Health march 2007 Vol 77 no 3 pg 131-137
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