Our parents were right when they said “SIT STRAIGHT”, you have BAD POSTURE.
Bad posture is something that affects all generations. Every day, we spend more time looking at our phones, computers and tablets. It is estimated that the adult uses his cell phone an average of 3 hours a day. Looking down and maintaining that position for long periods of time can significantly affect our position.
The reality is that our body adopts the position with which we spend more time. The posture we acquire while using the cell phone or computer is a humpback posture. This position is characterized by having the neck stretched to the front, the head facing down, the shoulders moved forward, the chest sunk or contracted with the high back or humpback thoracic area. It is no secret that people with “bad posture” suffer from neck pain, headache, shoulder pain, numbness in the hands, cramps, weakness, difficulty breathing and even cardiovascular problems in some cases.
Studies show that for every inch that the head is moved to the front, about 10 pounds of weight or stress are added to our neck. This is why people suffer from pain or discomfort of the back and neck. However the good news would be that posture can improve regardless of age, as long as you do not suffer from any other medical condition such as fractures caused by osteoporosis or some types of arthritis. People who suffer from pain or discomfort caused by poor posture respond very well to chiropractic treatment. Dr. Rodriguez at iCare Chiropractic is one of the few Chiropractors in Miami to be certified to treat sports injuries and has worked as part of the medical team of the New York Marathon (World’s Largest Marathon) on three different occasions. Thanks to his knowledge of sports injuries, Dr. Rodriguez has helped many people to rehabilitate their posture through muscle stretches, gentile exercises, chiropractic adjustments and ergonomic education.
During this month, Dr. Rodriguez will be offering a consultation and postural evaluation completely free. The spaces are limited. Call today at (786) 391-3868 to separate your appointment with Dr. Rodriguez. iCare Chiropractic your consultation is favorably located at the Navarro Plaza of 5226 West Flagler St. in Miami, FL 33134. We are waiting for you.