People who suffer from lower back pain and knee pain will have to admit and stand corrected if they insist that pain relief is only possible through medications. While there are cases that need prescription medicine, some people can find relief by simply fixing the way they stand. Here’s why:
Finding the right relief for lower back pain and knee pain must start with knowing all the possible reasons why such back pain and knee pain exists. Some of the most common causes include:
All these reasons are, in many ways, connected to a person’s poor posture or habits that lead to unnatural positioning of the spine. When the spine is in the wrong angle or alignment for long periods, it causes strain or pressure on the vertebrae and nerves. The pressure leads to all sorts of back pain and discomfort.
Having good posture does not take getting the tall, appealing look of a ramp model, although they have excellent ways of holding up their upper body. Good posture is mainly about maintaining the proper balance of the head, shoulders, back, and hips in relation to the legs and feet’ position.
By leaning towards one side in excess, gravity pull sets in. This pull from gravity creates pressure on the muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves, and other body parts. It may be unseen, but the cumulative effect of that gravitational pull will create health problems if left uncorrected.
With a good and balanced posture, you can:
Of course, having proper posture is built on the foundation of physical strength. It does not have to be Herculean strength but just enough to bear one’s weight, whether seated or standing up. Flexibility also plays a role since a person needs to adjust body positions depending on where one is standing or moving. For example, walking on uneven ground requires a dexterity level that allows a person to adjust leg stride and foot landing together with the balancing movements of the hips, upper body, and limbs.
These are some of the habits to follow whenever you sit down:
Even when you sleep, make sure you maintain good posture by:
Anyone can manage lower back pain and knee pain in a safe, natural way. For many years, people have benefited from upper cervical spine adjustments that help remove stress, tension, and compression in the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back.
The upper cervical chiropractors’ techniques help ensure that the atlas bone (C1 vertebra) is aligned to the axis bone (or C2 vertebrae). Maintaining the correct symmetry of these bones helps keep the brainstem and the rest of the spinal cord healthy. You can prevent lower back pain and knee pain by maintaining good posture habits combined with precise, gentle upper cervical adjustments that help rejuvenate the head, neck, and the rest of the spinal column.
To learn more about chiropractic pain relief and how good posture contributes to optimal health, visit an upper cervical spine chiropractor near you.
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