Hunching forward not only makes us look older but also impacts our health.
The head weighs in at close to 11 to 15 pounds! That’s like carrying a bowling ball on top of your seven neck vertebra. The top bone called the Atlas or C1 is the most moveable bone in your spine to allow you to look all around. The Atlas weighs in at a modest three to four ounces!
Back to the importance of proper posture -- for every inch the head is forward, it increases the weight that is supported by the neck, ten pounds! Now, look around at everyone working on their computer or phones all day. Or check your own posture in the mirror. It’s no wonder so many people complain of neck and back pain.
It is tough to enjoy life and perform at our peak ability when neck and back pain, or stiffness and imbalance is present. More frequent injuries may occur as well leading to sprained, strained, and broken joints and bones.
There is a solution! Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Sports and Wellness Center has been helping families and athletes for over 23 years. The Board Certified Doctor specializes in gentle Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic care and Advanced Muscle Integration Technique or AMIT. Dr. Keith Lavender addresses each patient with their own individualized treatment plans.
Here are a few comments from patients:
Comments from Shelli H:
“Before I was attending Foresight, my shoulders would not stay positioned correctly backwards. Since coming, I have noticed it to be a lot easier keeping an upright posture, my shoulders feel incredibly better, and my head feels way lighter, and easier to hold up. I had a neighbor comment after my first adjustment about my posture, they had thought I had been working out again because of how upright my posture was. I would recommend Foresight Chiropractic to everyone!”
Scott M has this to say:
“Dr. Lavender and the team there at Foresight are amazing! Very knowledgeable and very good at what they do. I have been using Orthogonal Chiropractic for about 15 years and they have taught me even more about how to take care of my body!”
If you want to have an experience like Scott and Shelli, call 480-325-6977 and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Keith Lavender. Learn how you can enjoy a higher quality of life. Serving families for over 24 years, we look forward to partnering with you! Ask about same day appointments.