Why Do I Have Bad Posture?

Why do I have bad posture?

In today’s modern world of stress, computers, and so on, a stiff posture has unfortunately become commonplace. A defensive, rigid spine will be accompanied by restricted, shallow respiration. Our 33 spinal segments may still allow us to move as needed for most activities, though in a somewhat disjointed and taxing fashion, making it more difficult to adapt to life’s many changing demands.

A stiff, rigid posture requires tension to be held in place, with dimming perception of the static tension, up until the moment when it, or something related, begins to hurt. Outwardly, this can be viewed as a comparatively lifeless expression of a defensive physiology. When this is habitual, the spine slowly but surely becomes structurally restricted over the years, with the bones calcifying, i.e., hardening, replacing the soft tissues of tendons and ligaments surrounding the joints. As long as that continues, herniated discs, osteoarthritic joints, osteophytes, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, and other progressively deteriorating conditions are predictable. Even more significantly, though not as specifically predictable, are the effects on the organs – heart, organs of digestion, lungs, liver, etc. – when the full range of options for the functioning of the central nervous system is reduced. Spinal imaging in perspective sheds some light on what normal may or may not mean with regards to the diagnostic findings and impressions. Once under Network Care, as we begin to feel parts of our spine that we were only minimally aware of before, the enlivened perception will be concurrent with the liberation of energy that had been used to immobilize the joints over time.

A healthy spine will be able to change its posture vigorously, adapting to one’s positioning needs and feelings of the moment. The posture we gravitate towards most readily in any given situation will be the accumulative effect of how we’ve been posturing over time.

 


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