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Hope for McHenry Back and Neck Pain Due to Slouching and Poor Posture

Our parents and caregivers warned us about slouching. Our teachers did, too. Certainly, our McHenry chiropractor does now! Did we or do we listen? Not likely when we were young and a very few of us who are older and wiser now. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic accepts and welcomes slouchers and poor posture folks. Come to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for McHenry neck pain and back pain relief from your slouching ways. Go away with tips on how to avoid posture-influenced pain and misery.


Slouching posture is just not good, not good for your spine, your health, your mood. Slouching is connected to things like pain, depression, and stress as well as lower levels of general health, emotional well-being, and energy/fatigue. (1) Spinal angles need to be abided by which slouching do not do. The pelvic angle, the angle of pelvic tilt, body mass index and thoracic kyphosis angle played a significant role in whether a person experienced back pain or not. (2) Slouching while lifting isn’t good either as it strained disc fibers and increased intradiscal pressure. Consequently, Recent research recommended using a “free posture” that it was not too kyphotic or lordotic curved. Thus it used both active and passive spine elements in a more balanced manner. (3) This concept of balance makes practical sense to chiropractors and their chiropractic patients who are well aware what triggers their back pain bouts.


Back pain sufferers can explain to us chiropractors what they think initiates their pain. Active movements (35%), static postures (28.1%), overdoing a task (5.3%), biomechanical issues, lack of exercise, work and medications are on the list. Some McHenry back pain sufferers will agree that even nonbiomedical issues like psychological state/stress/anxiety, weather, sleep, diet and fatigue may trigger back pain. (4) Your McHenry chiropractor understands how helpful our McHenry back pain patients’ knowledge of their pain helps them recover. Knowledge like this and a tool can make great results!


Could today’s fancy tech help with posture? Potentially, it may help quite a bit!  As with anything in life, feedback is helpful; feedback changes habits. In a new study of feedback on posture using a wearable feedback device for only 15 minutes a day boosted participants’ descriptions of physical functioning, emotions, energy/fatigue, confidence, overall stress along with neck and back posture contrasted with a group who did not use the device. (1) We – including your McHenry chiropractor – set out with the best of intentions to “watch” our posture, but in the end, we just aren’t very good at it on our own! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to help.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Roy Siegel whose NYC practice partners with performers of all types…as well as a special patient in Pope John Paul II…whose posture is essential to what they do. On The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about his involvement with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule you McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today. Slouchers and poor posture sufferers of all ages are invited. It is time to take note of the warning about the hazards of poor posture and resulting McHenry back pain and neck pain. At OrthoIllinois Chiropractic, you'll get pain relief and get advice for preventing more pain.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares slouching prevention advice to improve poor posture and ease related back pain and neck pain. 
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