Why Routine Spinal and Postural Screenings are So Important
Attaining musculoskeletal balance has positive ramifications for one's general health. Dr. Melinda Maxwell of Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, Washington is a highly skilled chiropractor who can administer gentle, all-natural spinal adjustments to help achieve musculoskeletal balance. She urges patients to schedule regular appointments for posture screenings, which will help make determinations about the overall condition of your health, and to formulate specific solutions to any problems that might arise.
What Causes Postural/Spinal Imbalances
Spinal or postural imbalances can almost always be attributed to one of four causes:
- Inherited or acquired structural factors
- Repetitive activities
- Postural habits
When a person is born with one leg slightly shorter than the other, this inherited factor can result in lower back pain that is easily correctable with orthotics or other chiropractic treatments. Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity and Primus Metatarsus Supinates foot structure are two other inherited conditions that can be detected during spinal screenings.
A traumatic injury can occur from playing sports, an automobile accident, work hazards or by any number of other causes. Repetitive activities, such as working on an assembly line or reaching upward to retrieve things can result in spinal imbalances. Postural habits, such as slumping while sitting or standing incorrectly for long periods of time can also have adverse effects on spinal alignment.
Postural Screening for Children
Every child should have postural screenings to identify early signs of any spinal deformities or undetected injuries before they lead to greater problems later on. Early detection can mean easier, more effective treatments, should anything untoward be found. Scoliosis and kyphosis are two conditions that are screened for in school children. Posture screenings were developed to help identify these types of spinal curves in school children and to refer them for treatment before the condition worsens.
Sports injuries commonly take place among athletes that play volleyball, soccer, basketball, field hockey and football. A routine spinal and postural screening can help detect any problems and can help identify whether or not the athlete is at risk of more serious injuries.
Work-Related Spinal Problems
Whether you are the type of person that works at a desk all day, or one that performs physical labor, you can benefit from spinal and postural screenings. The information collected during the screening can not only shed light on any imbalances that need to be corrected. It can also yield important information about the condition of the patient's tissue.
Schedule an Appointment, Contact Chiropractic Wellness Center Today!
Make posture screenings a part of your wellness routine and schedule an appointment at Chiropractic Wellness Center at 425-641-7470. Chiropractic Wellness Center is conveniently located at 6965 Coal Creek Parkway SE in Newcastle, WA.