Dr. Rick's Health Tip of the MonthSeptember 2001
By Rick Allen, DC
Slouching, known in professional circles as "forward head posture", not only looks bad, it is unhealthy! As Dr. Joseph Ventura, DC says in his excellent presentation that I show my patients, "Posture is the window to the spine." Poor posture puts extra stress on the neck, back, and pelvis that leads to painful muscle tension and decay of joints. Poor posture can interfere with the proper function of the nervous system and, since the nervous system is the master control system for the whole body, even the proper function of organs, such as circulation of blood and lymph, breathing and digestion. Poor posture has devastating consequences on our health! This and more is outlined in my January through March 2000 articles for Instep Dance Magazine. See a chiropractor for professional advice and treatment of this serious, and often ignored, problem.
Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who splits his time between Portland, Oregon and Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 503-257-1324 in Portland, 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake, or toll free at 1-888-247-3248, email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com
DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.
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