Did you ever wonder what happens when you regularly carry your wallet in the same side back pocket, without alternating it, for years and years? Or have you thought about the impacts of carrying a heavy purse on the same side shoulder, day after day? Becoming aware of balance in the body is important for your overall health and the wellbeing of your spine.
Regular chiropractic care can help to balance the body, by relieving any tension caused by unconscious habits. Dr. Gena Chiropractic is a family chiropractor based near Fort Lauderdale Florida, with excellent tips on improving the way your mind and body feels and functions, and how to become more aware of little habits to help your body feel more in harmony. Her bustling chiropractic office and team of experienced chiropractors are not only dedicated to the health of your spine, but your overall mind, body, and wellness, too!
We are all creatures of habit! However, minor habitual patterns can potentially lead to a structural shift in the body, causing pain, scoliosis, and can lead to a variety of other conditions too. For example, if you carry your child on your right hip all of the time, that will then have an effect on the muscles and surrounding soft-tissues, potentially provoking a structural shift in the body.
Another overlooked habit is carrying a wallet in the same side back pocket. This can cause an imbalance in the positioning of the body, as it can contribute to lopsided seating positions, which can then bring on a shift or twist in the pelvis and problems along the whole spine. This tendency can lead to lower back pain and ultimately degenerative changes in your spin. Dr. Gena recommends moving your wallet to the front pocket, to keep from throwing off your pelvis when sitting, especially while driving.
Imbalance in the body can also occur when a person religiously carries a purse on either the right versus the left or the other way around, sleeps on certain sides of the body without switching, constantly uses one limb more while exercising, and even the way a computer screen is set up! It is imperative to equalize the work you do on each side of the body.
If your computer screen is set in a way in which your head is rotated to one side, your body will not be fully aligned. While this may not seem like a big deal on a day to day basis, the problem lies in that most of us have habits that we repeat for months and years at a time. In the case of your computer screen, consider moving your screen so your head is not rotated to a specific side and with awareness, tilt your head occasionally to the opposite side. This gives your body a chance to live in equilibrium.
We all have habitual tendencies, so it is important to consider the ways in which we move and use our bodies. Having a chiropractor access and correct structural and functional misalignments in the body can help your body better adapt and heal, naturally. Chiropractic adjustments can help you increase your range of motion while relieving stress and tension almost immediately. At Dr. Gena Chiropractic in Plantation, your health is in your hands, but our hands are here to help.