Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.
One of the things I regularly have to explain to new practice members especially is why it is so important to have a proper curve in your neck
This will be our topic for today.
Remember that your neck should have a C-shaped curve in the forwards direction.
The 2 most common posture distortions are a straight neck (military neck) or a neck that is curved backwards (the C-curve is reversed).
Now, here are the consequences of having either one of these posture distortions in your neck ( and this is not just Dr Brad talk …. these have been validated by scientific research);
1.When your neck is straight or reverse curved, this will create pain syndromes. Such as headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, upper back and shoulder pain.
2.Either one of these posture distortions will decrease the amount of blood supply through the arteries in your neck that feed your brain. This will result in brain fatigue and even make you more likely to have a stroke.
3.And we have talked about this many, many times before; you are much more likely to develop spinal degenerative arthritis in your neck.
4.And 2 things will happen to the spinal cord in your neck if you have either one of these posture distortions. Your spinal cord will stretch and become thin and tense just like when you stretch an elastic band. Secondly, there will be a disconnection between the nerve cells that make up the spinal cord in your neck. Both of these will impair the flow of
vital nerve energy that originates in your brain and needs to pass through the cord in your neck to reach the rest of your body.
This will put your overall health potential at risk.
Here then are the benefits of having a proper curve in your neck …
1.Less likely to develop pain syndromes.
2.Less likely to develop spinal degenerative arthritis in your neck.
3.Improved blood supply to your brain tissues.
4.Un-impaired flow of vital nerve energy from your brain to your body. In other words, improved health potential.
So, how do you find out what your neck curve looks like? The first thing you need to do is schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a detailed posture scan.
This will give us a good idea about your neck posture and we will go from there.
All you have to do is call us at 905 335 LIFE (5433) and schedule an appointment for your free consult.
Always keep this in mind …. Good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
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