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If you have poor posture due to a spinal misalignment, chances are that you have trouble with pain, stiffness, uneven gait and other symptoms that constrain your life. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustment can help you stand tall and feel well again.
In addition to lifestyle issues, diseases such as scoliosis can cause spinal alignment problems and poor posture. Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine develops an S-shaped or C-shaped curve. Degenerative arthritis of the spine can cause the vertebrae to compress together painfully. The resulting pain and stiffness may force you to assume a stooped or bent posture.
Accidents cause their share of spinal misalignments and tissue damage that can affect posture. If you have whiplash, you may not be able to move to hold your neck upright, forcing you to adapt an unnatural posture. Lumbar misalignments may include a bulging or herniated vertebral disc that creates stress on the sciatic nerve. The resulting symptoms, known collectively as sciatica, include not only pain in one leg but also weakness and loss of sensation, making it difficult or impossible for you to stand or walk straight.
Here at Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage, our chiropractic adjustment techniques can shift vertebrae and discs back into their proper position, relieving sciatica and whiplash symptoms. Massage and physical therapy can restore muscles strained or weakened by uneven weight distribution.