Importance of Good Posture

Being aware of good posture is the first step you can take to reduce stress and strain on your spine. Poor posture isn’t necessarily a bad habit; it can happen for physical reasons, such as inflexible muscles, or muscle weakness. The good news is that posture can be improved and once that has been done, patients will notice improved balance, reduced back pain, and increased core strength and flexibility. At Back to Basics Chiropractic, posture can be improved through frequent spinal adjustments, or by utilizing these tips.

  • Imagine that a string is attached to the top of your head and pulling you upwards. The idea is to keep your body in perfect alignment, maintaining the spine’s natural curvature, neck straight and shoulders parallel with the hips.

  • To stand correctly, you should always keep your shoulders back and relaxed while pulling in your abdomen and keeping your feet about hip distance apart.

  • Balance your weight evenly on both feet and try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways. Finally, you should always keep your legs straight, but your feet relaxed.

If you have questions or concerns regarding posture or spinal adjustments, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Back to Basics Chiropractic in Kennewick, WA, call 509-783-2225.


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