Neutral Posture Provo Chiropractor

The Truth About Posture. Part I Perfect posture exists at the end of every rainbow; all you have to do is “sit up straight, keep your shoulders down and back, and don’t slouch… or move… or breath..” The truth is, posture can be deceiving. It’s a messy and complicated subject that encompasses your entire body, head…

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Sciatic Nerve Glide Provo Chiropractor

The sciatic nerve can be a literal pain in the butt! The origin and location of this nerve makes it a common area to be irritated; here are 3 variations of a simple exercise that can help reduce or eliminate the discomfort and pain.   Nerve Glide/Floss:   This is a progression exercise and will…

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A woman demonstrates her good posture in a yoga move.

What is Posture? Posture refers to the alignment of our bodies when we stand, sit, or lie down. Good posture means that our body is correctly aligned, so that our body parts are supported against gravity by the right amount of muscle tension. There are certain muscles that maintain our posture for us. The hamstrings…

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In general, most people do not have perfectly symmetrical features. One eye is more squinty than the other, our thumbs are different sizes, our smiles are crooked, etc. But have you noticed that your muscles are also imbalanced? What is Muscle Imbalance? A muscle imbalance happens when the size or strength of a muscle on…

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Causes: Any activity that causes the body to look down and forward for long periods of time can contribute to slumped shoulders. These positions disrupt how the muscles in the neck, back, and shoulders normally function. It is these muscles that control the way the body maintains its posture throughout the day. Daily tasks that…

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An anterior pelvic tilt is when your pelvis is rotated forward, which forces your spine to curve. It’s often caused by excessive sitting without enough exercise and stretching to counteract the effects of sitting all day. If you have an anterior pelvic tilt you may notice that the muscles in the front of your pelvis…

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Illustration of a woman experiencing pain in her shoulder.

Shoulder Impingement What it is: Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition that develops when the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder are overused or injured, causing pain and movement impairments. Shoulder impingement syndrome may also be referred to as “subacromial” impingement syndrome because the tendons, ligaments, and bursa under the “acromion” can become pinched or compressed.…

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Causes of a stiff neck: – Poor posture – Repeatedly turning the head from side to side – Sports injuries Excessive Stress – Sleeping with the neck in an awkward position – Muscle sprain or strain – Holding the neck in an abnormal position for a long period – Infection – Cervical spine disorders  …

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What is TMJ? TMJ refers to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMD) a.k.a. clicking or locking of the jaw. Sound familiar? Up to 25% of the population have or are currently experiencing this problem! The TMJ joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your…

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What causes headaches? Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints; Most people experience them at some point in their life. More people complain about headaches than any other medical ailment. There are approximately 45 million Americans complaining of headaches each year. That works out to about one in every six people. What can…

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