Lisburn Chiropractic Clinic | Belfast | Northern Ireland
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Posture is the window to the spine. One of the first indicators of poor posture is a slouching or forward head carriage. The posture closes down on lymphatic drainage in the neck and will cause more strain on the posterior neck muscles. It also increases the weight bearing on the discs and can lead to premature arthritis or degeneration of the intervertebral discs of the neck. There are many causes of this type of posture including car accidents, sports injuries, working with computers and loss of bone density.

Another common posture problem is a forward tilt of the pelvis causing anterior weight bearing, an increase in the lumbar curve and associated muscle weakness. This can lead to chronic lower back pain, muscle pain, sciatica, leg weakness, lower extremity circulation problems and much more. The abnormal spinal weight bearing associated with this type of posture can lead to premature spinal arthritis of the joints and discs.

Distortions in spinal alignment are indications of vertebral subluxation – a term used by chiropractors to describe spinal dysfunction or joint fixation. The vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the spinal vertebra affecting the spinal joints and discs causing changes in nerve function and irritating the spinal musculature. Chronic subluxations can lead to spinal disc and joint arthritis.

Chiropractors use gentle, specific and effective adjustments to improve your posture. This also helps to reduce nerve interference, free stiff joints and restore normal movement. Chiropractors may also use soft tissue release, dry needling and heat/cold treatment. We are also very interested in educating you on how to maintain a level of good health by doing some regular exercise and having a good diet.

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