Remember how your parents used to admonish you for slouching? They were right to try to address poor posture at a young age. If we are honest with ourselves, many of us would admit that we have poor posture.

The ideal posture is one that creates minimal stress and strain on body structures and allows for maximum efficiency of the body. Many people who experience neck pain have poor posture. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the muscles that are responsible for maintaining your posture.

Each muscle must have a balanced antagonist that works against it. These are the muscle groups that work against each other:

  • Neck extensors and neck flexors
  • Spinal extensors and spinal flexors
  • The hamstrings, the gluteus maximus, and the quadriceps
  • The gastrocnemius, the soleus, and the tibialis anterior

Overuse or weakness in one muscle or muscle group can cause poor posture, which can result in chronic muscle strains and spasms, disc derangements, bone spurs, and stenosis.

Various negative effects are associated with poor posture; including chest pain, back pain, and neck pain. Other negative effects include soreness from slouching, poor circulation, negative mood, increased stress, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, poor digestion, less motivation, and fatigue.

The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence address a patient’s neck, back, and chest pain (or any other symptom resulting from poor posture) by using a precise multifaceted approach to provide you not only with thorough care, but to provide you with lasting long-term results so that you can enjoy the life that you are meant to live. Using the most advanced non-surgical remodeling treatment technology on the market, you can experience significant pain reduction within as little as just a few visits. If you are worried about the effects of poor posture, then book a consultation with us today.