One of the most important parts of a Chiropractor’s job is getting communities to understand the true benefits of how regular adjustments for the spine and nervous system affect every organ and system in the body. Having a Chiropractor on your healthcare team to achieve optimal health and function is no longer just a theory, it is a proven necessity. One of the most effective ways to understand this perspective begins with looking at the devastating effects a bad spine has on human health.
Everyone hears clichés about eliminating bad posture. But few truly know how dangerous poor posture is to overall health. Memories of being told to sit up straight come to mind as much as any other important tip for improving health. A ground-breaking study published in 2004 proved a significant relationship between bad posture and early death from atherosclerosis and pulmonary disease. That statement bears repeating; poor posture directly related to heart and lung related deaths. The actual study determined a 44% higher risk of death in those with the poorest posture. Medical doctors being completely unaware of this data is just as astonishing.
The study pointed out that the posture with the most dangerous influence on heart and lung health was the sitting posture. Sitting posture presents with hunched shoulders, the head forward, a rounded mid-back, and a forward-tilting pelvis. Sixty percent of the entire work force spends nearly eight hours a day in this position at computers and desks.
Poor posture directly relates to the pandemic of ever increasing cases of heart and lung diseases in America. Medical solutions to this problem begin with drugs and surgery. Drugs and surgery not only cover up the symptoms, they have dangerous side effects that reduce quality of life. The true cause of many of these unwanted symptoms and diseases are being overlooked by almost every other healthcare provider except corrective care Chiropractors. Anyone standing in a Chiropractic office stands in a place of corrective health. Every Chiropractic adjustment improves health and quality of life. That statement is not theory, but proven fact.
Everyone needs to be checked and adjusted on a regular schedule.
Reference: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Volume 52 Issue 10 Page 1662 October 2004 Deborah M Kado, MD, MS. Mei-Hua Huang, DrPH. Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD. and Gail A. Greendale, MD.