Your posture is the first thing people notice about you. Chiroprators can tell a lot about what is going on in your body by the way you carry yourself. It is said that 75% of our initial impression of someone is based on their posture alone. But what is your posture really saying about you? In order to sustain good posture – referred to as neutral posture - the muscles of the body must be in balance to support an aligned spine. Neutral spine, does not equate to a flat spine, as there are many natural curvatures to the vertebral column. The neck, known as the cervical spine, has a natural anterior curve or lordosis which is necessary to balance the cranium.
In Chiropractic Clinic St. Charles we use a proven device, the POSTUROMETER ( S.A.M. - Spinal Analysis Machine) A plate with two weighing scales that measure the difference in weight distribution between the left and right half of the body. With the frame , strings and measures on the framework we will measure your postural distortions . Forward , ears , shoulders and hips should be equal. Side , ear , shoulder, hip and ankle should be in alignment ..pine.
During the postural assessment, we notice postural distortions such as: • Head tilt to one side • Forward head carriage • Lowered shoulder • High or rotated hip • Unnatural stride • Contracted leg length • Unusual shoe wear • Weight imbalance
Poor posture is a contributing factor to many symptoms and diseases. The most notable consequence is pain and discomfort, but it is also a factor in degenerative and chronic diseases. We know the importance of posture and the measures that can be taken to give people new options to improve their quality of life and vitality. Through our comprehensive postural assessment we can determine what steps you can take to improve your health and longevity. We want you to live a long, happy and healthy life and will do what we can to work with you to achieve this goal.
I had TMJ and severe low back and neck pain. I was under Orthopaedic and Neurologist care. I had 2 nerve blocks done to my spine, nothing helped. I couldn't exercise nor swim, even walking was becoming difficult. These problems persisted for 4 years.After 1 week of chiropractic care, my jaw problem was gone, my neck pain and headaches were greatly reduced. My lower backpain was gone.Now I exercise , run , do weight training, and my favorite is swimming.I recommand chiropractic care to everyone, I have brought my kids in for care as well.
Chronic aches and pains for 20 years plus... I suffered from recurrent headaches, pains in neck, shoulders, back and indigestion. Tired of suffering and through the recommandation of a friend I started chiropractic care with Dr Lapointe . After 6 weeks I was feeling much better and even my digestion improved. I am very satisfied.
Neck stiffness and dizzyness Following the good results my spouse was obtaining, I considered chiropractic. With the chiropractic adjustments I got a significative reduction in my symptoms. I would recommend chiropractic and more so Dr Lapointe because he teaches good lifestyle habits as well.