Posture is Everything
During proper posture, the weight of the head is supported by the spine. That’s why there are all those curves in the spine, to give it more strength. As the head moves forward, the weight is no longer supported by the spine, and the muscles must work harder to hold up the head. The brain wants to keep the eyes even with the horizon, so the head tips back. Because the head is now forward, it causes the shoulders to roll forward which changes the way the muscles work. The muscles between the shoulder blades and the front of the neck become stretched and weak. The chest muscles and the muscles in the back of the neck become tight and weak. This is named the upper crossed syndrome. Upper crossed syndrome causes a myriad of dysfunctions and pain. It is important to keep good posture and correct bad posture because……posture is everything. Do you have questions about your posture….ask Mike, Chip, or Sharon.
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