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Posture Therapy Offers Relief to Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posture therapy is a 25-year-old postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain of the back, neck, shoulders and knees. In addition, it has been found effective for treating other physical conditions (like headaches), without drugs, surgery or manipulation, The Washington Post said.

When it comes to controlling chronic pain, the best treatment plans go straight to the source of the pain. That is to say, they don’t just focus on the symptoms.  Posture therapy does just this.

Using Postural Therapy to Relieve Your Pain

“Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer,” ACA Today said.  To clarify, of the 31 million Americans suffering from back pain, a large majority would see drastic reductions in their daily pain with posture adjustments.   

When the spine is misaligned, it affects the entire body.  So, consider that your spine houses your central nervous system pathways.  If any of these nerve systems are compressed, compromised or damaged it can trigger pain in varying areas of your body. 

Most importantly, postural therapy returns the body to its proper balance. 

How it Works

Posture therapy leverages therapists’ expertise with technology to determine your posture.  Subsequently, we create a personalized series of exercises/stretches specifically designed to correct posture and restore balance. These Posture-cises, or E-cises, target muscles tasked with holding our bones in correct alignment.

As a result, patient commitment to consistent exercises and treatments eliminates the postural dysfunction.  As a result, it eradicates the source of your pain.

Why Do Postural Misalignments Occur and Why Treat Them?

The causes of spinal misalignments are all across the board. However, some of the most common culprits are below.

  • Repetitive use injuries from work or exercise
  • Sitting for long period of time (working or driving)
  • Postural dysfunction like Scoliosis
  • Injury
  • Muscles charged with supporting our bodies have weakened.

Getting treatment for the pain associated with spinal misalignments can solve chronic pain issues. It also helps sleep problems and other physical limitations. Furthermore, posture treatment restores your quality of life to a higher degree.

What Does Posture Therapy Treat?

Posture therapy has been shown to treat the following conditions. Such as: 

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
  • Hip pain
  • Migraines
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Jaw pain

(In addition, Posture therapy has also been shown to treat a variety of diseases as well. Read on to learn more about these findings.) 

What Are the Benefits of Posture Therapy?

Patients that commit to Posture therapy can enjoy long-term benefits.  For example, improved posture, less pain, avoidance of surgery, better sleep, and improved athletic performance and balance.

Moreover, it can help to naturally treat a variety of issues.  For instance, arthritis, scoliosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, disc degeneration, and many other chronic pain symptoms.

Am I a Candidate for Treatment?

Another advantage of  Posture therapy is that it is safe and effective for all ages and athletic abilities. That is to say, everyone benefits from postural improvements. 

Posture exercises are easy to perform and remember.  Furthermore, they can be performed in our office and at home. This makes treatment easy and convenient. 

Looking Forward with Posture Therapy

“If we understand [pain] and truly can interpret it properly, then the body responds, and it responds very rapidly,” Pete Egoscue, method developer, said. 

John Klimkiewicz, chief of orthopedic sports medicine at Georgetown University Hospital agrees that posture-correction techniques do have merit. “You certainly do compensate to a large degree with your other joints when a single joint is affected.”

Leverage the Power of Posture Therapy

To sum up, it’s time to stop living with chronic pain, poor sleep, or reduced mobility.  Therefore, choose wellness by practicing Posture therapy.  Our team at Texas Spine and Sports Therapy Center is ready to help create your custom treatment program today!

Call our office today at (512) 806-0015 to schedule a consultation about Posture therapy and to learn more about our services.