I know there is so much controversy between chiropractic and medical care, but if it were not for chiropractic I would still be in pain. A car accident left me with constant lower back pain. I tried everything from painkillers to preparing to have surgery. I heard stories from my friends who had surgery and to this day wish they never had it. So I decided to go to a chiropractor before the surgery and I am so thankful that I did. My back pains are gone and I am living my life to the fullest and pain free.

Jeffrey Harris
Posture and Balance Print E-mail

Spinal balance and correct posture are two very important elements to abundant energy. Good posture should be a relaxed, comfortable and a balanced state, providing you with stability, poise, and energy.  woman_yoga.jpg

Do this quick test.  Grab a partner, have them stand and relax their head and shoulders.  View them from the side.  Either side will work.  Look at the center of their ear, where the ear canal is.  This should be centered over their shoulder.  Their shoulder should be centered over the center of their hip.  Their hip should be centered over the center of their knee and their knee over the center of their ankle.  In other words, there should be a straight line connecting all of these landmarks from the ear to the ankle.   Make a stick figure drawing and show them what their posture looks like, then have them do the same for you.family_running_on_beach.jpg

Good posture begins with your head position.  Changes in your neck structure, cause your head to move forward in front of your body.  As this happens, the force of gravity is magnified, sometimes as much as 50-60 pounds, on the back of your head and neck. 

Now grab your partner and do this.  Stand and face each other 5 or 6 feet apart.  Have them close their eyes and relax their head and shoulders.  Compare one side of their body to the other at the ears, jaw line, shoulders and pelvis.  If you see one side significantly higher than the other, this is an indication of spinal imbalance and dysfunction.  This works with any age, children or adults. hammock.jpg

We use special techniques at our office to restore proper neck and head position, reversing this process and restoring normal function.  Without this correction, this condition will only worsen.  You cannot win the battle against gravity, on your own. balance_on_rocks.jpg

Balance is a mechanism that your body uses to keep you from falling down.  There are special cells throughout your body called "proprioceptors".  These cells constantly communicate with your brain, telling your brain where all of your body parts are, at any given time.  Close your eyes and hold your hand out to the side and you know where your hand is or take a few steps with your eyes closed and you know when your feet touch the ground.  This is called "proprioception". A fall, trauma, auto accident, sports injury or just lack of physical activity can disrupt this proprioceptive mechanism and lead to balance issues.  With chiropractic care and our special reeducating techniques, we can restore normal spinal function, balance and proprioception in most cases.

A proper functioning spine is a key element in overall balance, posture and well-being.  You will even look younger.  Stand in front of the mirror and slouch your shoulders and let your head drop forward.  See how this makes you look older?  We can change this.

Call us today.  (727) 733-1601.


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