Posture is Key

A Tool to look at your Health

Your posture is the shadow of your brain’s health.  Often when a chiropractor sees you how you sit, walk, lay down there are clues to your health.  Chiropractors are trined to watch how you move, sit, and lay down to notice key things.  Often when you walk we look at your hips sway, how your foot strikes on the ground, and length of your steps.  These clues tell us about your hip alignment and lower back.  Often the you talk to a chiropractor, we will notices a high shoulder and head tilt.  This tells us about your neck and upper back alignment.  Here is a link to a previous time we discussed this in more detail.

Forward Head Posture

Often the we sit, drive, look down, or use a computer we develop forward head posture (FHP).  FHP is defined as shoulders rolled forward, head sticking straight out, and hunching of your upper back.  You can not sit without going into into this position. Today chiropractors see more people for these issues than lower back issues.  In Dr Bob Hulsebus’ day (our founder) the chairs were not good for your lower back, however, today they have improved.  Now we can sit longer, this results more sitting and now time to hurt our neck.

Dentate Ligaments

On your spinal cord you have things called dentate ligaments.  These attach your spinal cord to the walls of the spinal canal.  So when your head leans forward and the cord does not move due to the ligaments. This creates a pulling on the actual brain.  There is a hole on the bottom skull where the spinal cord, spinal fluid and venous flow exits.  Pulling the brain downwards compromises that hole and restricts venous outflow and spinal fluid flow.  This can allow toxins to build up.  This will have huge effects on your brain health.