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Tips for Improving Your Posture

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Tips for Improving Your Posture

Preventing Back Pain With Better Posture

Everyone is guilty of slouching or hunching over every now and then. However, this can lead to added stress on your neck and back. When you maintain proper posture, your back is able to evenly distribute your weight to different areas of your spine.

The health experts at Northern Inyo Healthcare District are here to share some tips to help you ward off unwanted aches and pains that may be affecting your back.

Stacking Your Head, Shoulders, and Hips

One of the best ways to remind yourself to keep your spine in its natural alignment is to envision your head, shoulders, and hips stacked on top of one another. When you feel yourself beginning to hunch your shoulders, take a moment to stretch and readjust your seating or standing position to keep that stack intact!

Strengthen Your Supportive Muscles

One excellent way to help support better posture is to strengthen your back’s supportive muscles. This will help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on your spine itself and help you maintain proper alignment with less effort.

The muscle groups you should try to focus on strengthening include:

  • Your extensor muscles
  • Your flexor muscles
  • Your obliques

Support Your Neck When You Sleep

How you sleep at night has a direct impact on the health of your neck and back. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side— try to keep your spine in its natural alignment when lying down for bed. Be sure to use a pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck and upper back to provide enough support while you sleep.

Orthopedic Care & Rehabilitation Services in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of orthopedists and rehabilitation specialists take a holistic approach to care, focusing on you as a whole person rather than specific symptoms or conditions. Whether you’re suffering from aches and pains or mobility issues, we’re here to help improve your quality of life.

For more information about the orthopedic care and rehabilitation services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2605.