Posture

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting, or lying down. A correct posture not only visually reflects on an individual’s health, it also ensures the joints and muscles, as well as other structures of the body, are working properly. In a normal setting we don’t consciously maintain a normal posture. What happens is certain muscles do it for us, and we don’t think about it. Several muscle groups, including the hamstrings and large back muscles, are critically important in maintaining proper form. While the ligaments help to hold the skeleton together, these postural muscles, when functioning properly, prevent the forces of gravity from pushing us over forward. Postural muscles also maintain our posture and balance during movement. Throughout a compiled group of articles, Dr. Alex Jimenez distinguishes the most common effects of bad posture as he specifies the recommended actions an individual should take to improve their stance as well as enhance their overall health and wellness. Sitting or standing improperly can occur unconsciously, but recognizing the issue and correcting it can ultimately help many individuals develop healthier lifestyles. For more information, please feel free to contact us at (915) 850-0900 or text to call Dr. Jimenez personally at (915) 850-0900.

Lower Abdominal Disorders In The Pelvic Region

Introduction The lower half helps stabilize the body and provides movement from the legs and rotation in the hips. The lower abdominal organs… Read More

June 23, 2022

Health Consequences From Poor Posture

Posture is the positioning of the body. There are two types of posture. Dynamic posture is how individuals position themselves… Read More

April 26, 2022

Complications Poor Posture

As the body gets older, slouching, little to no physical activity, and regular stretching cause muscle fatigue, weakness, tension, leading… Read More

March 29, 2022

Alexander Technique

Improving posture can be challenging. Poor posture is often the source of various musculoskeletal issues like chronic pain throughout the… Read More

February 11, 2022

Spinal Goals

Setting spinal goals is important for an individual's treatment plan to ensure a thorough and successful recovery following: Surgery Trauma… Read More

January 27, 2022

Gentle Yoga Poses After Spinal Fusion Surgery

Recovery and rehabilitation after spinal fusion surgery take time. Gentle yoga poses can help expedite recovery from spinal fusion surgery… Read More

January 7, 2022

Everyday Movements

Posture is how we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. A healthy posture is the correct alignment… Read More

December 21, 2021

Low Back Support Pillow

The low back is made up of five vertebrae, L1 to L5. Pain in the low back is common, specifically… Read More

October 19, 2021

Walking With Correct Posture

Most individuals don't think about how they walk or whether they are walking with the correct posture. Knowing how to… Read More

September 27, 2021

Posture Exercises To Do At Work

Posture exercises: It is easy to get into the bad habit of poor/improper posture, especially at work where an individual… Read More

September 22, 2021

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Downward Posture Hip and Back Pain

APT is short for anterior pelvic tilt.  APT is when the pelvis tilts more down than forward, which can cause… Read More

June 28, 2021

Improper Posture Can Cause All Types Of Body Pain

Improper posture affects the whole body and can lead to various pain issues throughout the body. Correcting posture is recommended… Read More

June 1, 2021

The Body’s Proper Spinal Alignment Achieved Through Chiropractic Repair

When a machine isn't working correctly because the mechanism's parts have slipped, shifted, become loose, and are on the verge… Read More

May 17, 2021

Body Awareness, Position, Movement, and Chiropractic Adjusting

Individuals do not have a poor posture on purpose. It becomes a habit that just goes on until discomfort or… Read More

February 10, 2021

Enjoy the Hobbies You Love Without Back and Neck Pain

We all have our hobbies that we are passionate about, love doing, and could see turning into a second career.… Read More

October 5, 2020

The Spinal/Vertebral Column

The spinal/vertebral column extends from the skull to the pelvis and consists of individual bones known as vertebrae. It is… Read More

August 26, 2020

Head Down, Shoulders Hunched Forward = Phone Neck Pain

Being attached to a smartphone and looking down for a long can cause phone neck pain. We are all constantly… Read More

July 24, 2020

Office Work: Posture, and Preventing Carpal Tunnel through Chiropractic

Chiropractic works great for neck and back problems, but it is highly effective for the entire body. Carpal tunnel syndrome… Read More

June 16, 2020

Working from Home with Back Pain El Paso, Texas

Companies are doing what they can to keep operations moving and workers employed. Those that are able to work-from-home are… Read More

April 22, 2020