Back pain has been medicalized with costly and sometimes disastrous results.
As many of our patients already know, We not only diagnose and treat their problems to help them feel better, but we also expect them to do certain exercises to train and maintain better functional postures.
It is not helpful to yell at your children when they slouch because they may have mechanical reasons for doing so. Exercises alone may not also resolve their problems if they are poorly understood which is why patients seek the help of chiropractic health professionals.
While it may not solve all your problems, the Wall Street Journal offered some great advice to improve your posture, the main cause of back pain. While these are one size fits all approaches to problems that may require a more customized approach, they can help. Check them out below. For those needing professional help, request an appointment online here.
Six Exercises to Improve Your Posture
An Ironman coach shares a workout that will strengthen postural muscles and help you run more efficiently
By Jen Murphy | Photographs by Eve Edelheit for The Wall Street Journal April 24, 2021 6:00 am ET
Watching athletes transition from cycling to running during a triathlon, you can always spot the competitors who will have a successful race even 100 yards into a run, says Earl Walton, the Tampa, Fla.,-based global director of training and coaching for Ironman. “The runners that are able to come off the bike and run tall are ready for the challenge ahead. Your run will be more successful if you can carry your upper-body weight in an efficient manner.”
After hours hunched over a bicycle, or a laptop, it is easy for muscles like the hip flexors to tighten, causing the core and glutes to become inactive, says Mr. Walton. “You see a lot of triathletes running with their shoulders hunched because their core is turned off,” he says. “Their upper body looks like a sack of potatoes. You can get the same look after a day of conference calls or computer work.”