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.
Spinal compression is a natural result of being on earth
It’s called gravity! The force that, for better or worse, keeps us rooted to the ground and is ever pressing us downward. And while the best thing for your spine would be to float around in space, gravity-free, the next best thing is spinal decompression. Here are some of the postures that put your spine under the most pressure:
- Forward-head posture
When left untreated, these configurations of the spine become even more exaggerated and will also contribute to narrowing of the spinal canal. At OFW Chiropractic, we know the way to deal with compressive forces: provide the spine with the decompression therapy. The question is: how do we go about achieving that?