Hello everyone. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.
Today we are going to discuss the importance of having a properly curved cervical spine
(neck) which is Posture Quadrant #1.
When you look at the left side of your neck, it should be shaped like a ‘C’, or lordotic.
This important curve develops when infants learn to lift their head during tummy time and continues to develop as they learn how to crawl.
When we move our heads back and forth (nodding frontwards and backwards), the most active vertebrae are in the middle to lower neck; C4, 5 and 6.
When this part of the neck curve flattens or even reverses (a backwards C-curve) due to spinal misalignments and posture distortions, two things are going to happen.
One is degenerative joint disease and the second is degenerative disc disease.
Some researchers have found that as your neck posture collapses and your neck begins to degenerate, the arteries in your neck that go from your heart and feed your brain with blood become tense, weak and inflamed.
Now, here is your take-away from today. As the arteries in your neck become tense and weak and inflamed, the blood supply to your brain becomes limited (not good! … as your brain needs glucose for fuel which is carried by your blood), and your risk factor for a stroke significantly increases.
This is why it is so very, very important (even critical) that everyone maintain a normal, healthy, C-shaped curve in the neck.
And to find out what your neck curve looks like, I can help you.
All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a detailed posture scan. And then we can begin to investigate what your neck curve looks like.
Our phone number here in Burlington, Ontario is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
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