Our posture is a window into the condition of our nervous system. It reveals how we adapt to stress.
Common examples include: uncorrected physical stresses from the birth process, childhood sport injuries, automobile accidents and even unresolved emotional pressures. As a result of these and other stresses, our bodies assume a defensive, protective posture.
Did you know that just standing erect requires the coordination (by the nervous system) of 200 muscles! No wonder those with poor posture often complain of being tired.
In reality, your posture reveals the integrity of your nervous system. It all starts with the energy that flows over your nerves. Muscles only contract, moving bones, when commanded by your nervous system. Postural distortions are signs your nervous system is compromised.
Your eyes monitor the horizon, giving feedback to your brain to keep you upright. Fluid in your inner ear constantly supplies information about your balance and position. Pressure sensors on each foot send data up the spine so you can stand without falling.
Bones are the structural components of your body. They can’t move, dislocate or become malpositioned without muscles pulling on them. Sometimes muscles will stay contracted when they shouldn’t. This is called a muscle spasm. Postural problems usually follow.
With chiropractic care people enjoy the freedom that comes from having their nervous system functioning at peak performance. They also benefit from better balance, movement and increased vitality. Since many postural distortions begin in childhood, its vitally important to have our children checked too.