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Chiropractic Care & Rounded Shoulders

chiropractic care and rounded shoulders
Are you suffering from rounded shoulders due to bad posture? Worry no longer, chiropractic care is an effective treatment for rounded shoulders and bad posture overall. Not only is having good posture positive for overall appearance, but it is actually important to maintain your body health.

The Effects of Rounded Shoulders

It is common for people not to notice the development of rounded shoulders as desk jobs and a lot of sitting are common. Letting rounded shoulders develop can cause negative effects such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Tension in Jaw
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Poor Digestion
  • Low Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Sciatica

How To Tell If You Have Bad Posture

Some of the common causes of bad posture are stress, obesity, pregnancy, weak postural muscles, abnormal tight muscles, and wearing the wrong shoes If you been told you or feel you have bad posture these are some ways to self-diagnose yourself:

  • Shoulders are in a rounded forward position, one can be more rounded than the other
  • Tilted chin that’s upward or downward
  • Upward chin with head leaning forward
  • Feel that you have more weight on abdominal part of your body
  • Backward or forward bent knees
  • Unnatural curve of your back

How To Treat Rounded Shoulders

With chiropractic care and personal stretching and exercise, rounded shoulders can be treated. Rounded shoulders and bad posture can develop many mis-alignments. A chiropractic adjustment can fix any misalignment in the spine. Also, practicing good posture when sitting and walking is vital to successful rounded shoulders treatment. Exercises that strengthen the core can be recommended by a chiropractor along with stretching routines involving yoga.

For a chiropractic consultation regarding your rounded shoulders or bad posture problems we would love to hear from you. Schedule an appointment here.

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Chiropractic Techniques for Neck Pain

chiropractic techniques for neck pain
For neck pain, many people will decide to go with pain relief medication. Although pain medication can help ease neck pain, it will most likely only be temporary. There are chiropractic techniques that can help. These techniques can be more effective than pain medication because they focus on joint motion and reducing neck tightness.

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Choosing the Right Pillow for Proper Sleeping Posture

Portrait of beautiful young woman sleeping on the bed.

Have you ever given a lot of thought to the kind of pillow that you use to sleep on every night? Depending upon how you sleep, you want to make sure that you have the right pillow for proper sleeping posture. Otherwise, it can affect sleeping posture and cause you more aches and pains in the morning. Below are some tips to help you choose the best possible pillow.


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Chiropractic Care versus Pain Killers


It’s important to focus on an effective way to treat pain. If you have pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or elsewhere on your body, the easy solution may be to reach for a bottle of pain killers. However, you have to look at treating the problem, not simply the symptom, and that’s why chiropractic care should be considered.


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Treating Neck Pain

neck pain

Neck pain can be caused by irritation, inflammation, injury, or infection. Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, or head “most” frequently results from irritation of cervical nerve roots in the region of the intervertebral foramen, encroachment of the vascular supply as it courses through the vertebral canal, or invasion of the cord in the spinal canal.

If unhealthy, your neck’s normal forward curve may reduce, become straight or “military,” or even reverse its curve.

Over time, arthritic changes in the vertebrae such as lipping or spurring (bony growths), disc-thinning or degeneration, or deterioration of muscles, ligaments and other structures may occur. However, in spite of all these changes, there may or may not be pain. In fact, studies show little or no correlation between the degree of pain felt in the neck and arthritis changes found on X-rays and MRI.


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