Good Posture Improves Appearance and Health

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At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we offer care that helps you look and feel better. When one has good posture, this means that they can stand with their back straight, shoulders back, and abdominals engaged. This supportive posture allows the body to move freely with strength and balance. This attractive posture emits confidence and strength. Additionally, good posture reduces wear and tear on the joints and has other health benefits. Dr. Oskardmay helps people achieve better posture using chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities.

A healthy spine has three natural curves that, from the side, appear as a long ‘S’ shape. A healthy spine has shock absorption built in, forward at the neck, backward at the upper back, and forward at the lower back. Activities of daily living- sitting too much, working bent over or twisted, and non-supportive sleep positions, all contribute to postural deviations that, over time, impair one’s ability to stand with good posture. Genetics can also affect posture; scoliosis, body weight distribution, and muscle tone affect posture. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay considers all of these when assessing individual needs and developing a treatment plan for each patient.

Poor posture contributes to spinal misalignment or subluxation because muscle and ligamentous vertebral attachments pull unevenly against gravity and other influences in ways that need not happen with good posture—ligamentous strain, muscle weakness, and hypertonicity result, causing pain, inflammation, and deformity. Over time, vertebral bony remodeling occurs, resulting in changes that can be seen on X-rays if not MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

Dr. Oskardmay uses palpation and posture inspection tools as early detection methods to determine the presence of subluxation, often before X-ray changes occur. Nerves from each vertebral segment send nerve messages to local and distal body regions, including muscles and organs. Longstanding spinal misalignment can result in altered nerve transmission to many areas; it is crucial to uncover areas of subluxation early. Back pain, neck ache, shoulder and hip pain, and headaches can all be precursors of deeper issues to come if spinal misalignment is left untreated.

Spinal mobilization helps restore good spinal alignment and create a balanced posture. Dr. Oskardmay uses activator Adjustment methods or hands-on diversified vertebral adjustment techniques. Combined with massage and sometimes acupuncture if desired, treatment is gentle, effective, and safe for people of all ages and impairments.

Chiropractic helps people stand taller and have better posture while improving nerve flow. Call today to schedule your spinal health checkup and treatment.

Trusted in the Triangle since 1995 to provide high-quality alternative medicine care, we are here for you. Schedule online at or call 919-929-1400.

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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