Positions that put the spine under the most pressure
Humans have a habit of putting their spines under pressure. Many of the most common positions that we assume throughout the day pressurize the spine, including:
- Leaning forward
- Lifting and bearing weight
- Sitting by itself
- Sitting and leaning forward
- Forward head posture
How many times do you perform each of these motions, consciously or not, each day? It is a credit to our spines that they are resilient enough to keep us healthy for any length of time given such consistent pressure. At OFW Chiropractic we believe it’s time to step up our level of awareness when it comes to how we treat our spines.
Spines under pressure call for decompression therapy
The first and most obvious way we can help our spines is by focusing on developing the strength of the core stabilizing muscles. These muscles lend support to the lower vertebrae and intervertebral discs when it comes to bearing weight and pressure; furthermore, they help us to maintain upright, low-pressure posture when sitting and standing. The next logical step is to learn the ins and outs of good posture in any position, as well as good lifting technique. At OFW Chiropractic, we are well equipped to help you with developing core strength and postural awareness. But we also offer decompression techniques for spines ailing from the accumulation of pressure.
How does decompression therapy help relieve pressure?
Decompression therapy seeks to reverse the harmful effects of spinal compression. Techniques such as manual and instrument-assisted traction stretch the spine in a therapeutic manner, opening space between the vertebrae that allows for rehydration of the discs and retraction of bulging disc material. This non-invasive therapy feels great, relieves pain and improves range of motion. If you are interested in using decompression therapy to relieve spinal pressure and pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.