It’s Posture Month!

The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) is proud to once again serve as a supporting partner helping to spread the word about Posture Month 2017 this May.  This month is an important opportunity to join in the conversation about the positive health benefits of proper posture. 

“Chiropractic physicians promote healthy posture all year long,” TCA Executive Director Tiffany Stevens noted.  “Their expertise on this important aspect of overall health makes them key communicators who can offer people real world solutions to a timely and growing issue.”

Every day, mainstream media notes the importance of posture and its undeniable connection to good health.  Posture related back problems are the number three reason for all doctor visits and studies show dramatic health risks that can result from prolonged sitting, tech neck, and other posture pitfalls.  Research suggests the physical restriction of lungs and abdominal organs caused by loss of height caused a much higher risk of heart disease, stroke and respiratory mortality. In other words, allowing posture to worsen can shorten your life. 

Additional information is available at www.PostureMonth.org and you can find more articles with tips for improving posture on the TCA articles page.

Poor posture at the workplace can also be a detriment to your health.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Half of computer users have posture related back pain. Of those 67% report having neck and shoulder pain, 40% have low back pain and 29% report wrist pain.”

Chiropractic physicians help people of all ages and activity levels achieve healthy posture.  People who receive chiropractic care enjoy increased flexibility, improved posture, improved or eliminated pain, a more relaxed and calm state, and an enhanced energy level—in short, an improved overall quality of life.  Find a doctor near you at https://www.tnchiro.com/find-a-doctor/ who can help evaluate your posture and provide a strategy for improvement.

During the month of May,
the TCA encourages you to make it your mission to improve your posture during Posture Month.