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5 Tips to Improve Pain by Correcting Your Daily Posture

When we were younger, many of us remember being reprimanded by our parents for slouching our shoulders as we sat or walked. We were often told to sit or stand up straight to improve our posture so we wouldn’t “wreck” our back or neck. The importance of proper posture is often downplayed, but having improper posture can have a significant impact on spinal health, which can lead to neck or back pain.

How Posture Influences Back and Neck Pain

At the top of the spine sits the neck and head. The neck is vulnerable to the damaging effects of poor posture, as it is not only influenced by the position of the skull but also the curvature of the spine. Leaning your head in front of your shoulders can place a considerable amount of pressure on the vertebrae.

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There Is More Than One Way To Reduce Tension

There is more than one way to reduce tension.   Whether it be your approach to the treatment of pain, weakness, and numbness, or toward reducing total load (the total number of things that don’t allow you to get well), finding a healing path that works for you is what counts.   Over the course of my career I have used several tools in my practice, and even created some of my own.   The Challenge and Choice Program makes use of cognitive restructuring to provide insight into a person’s relationship with the terms and conditions of their life.  Brain Highways, originally intended to enhance brainstem development in children with behavior disorders, has proven itself to be a powerful method for improving proprioception, balance, and motor coordination at the brain stem level in both children and adults.  This matters as brainstem development frees up the brain to problem solve rather than divert its attention to the stress and tension of maintaining oneself in space.  While each of these has had a great impact upon my life Systema Health has given me the most personal freedom.  Systema is a Russian Martial Art that is based upon four principles: Breathing, Posture, Continuation of Motion, and Relaxation.  People of all levels of brainstem development can benefit from Systema.  Naturally there are other methods as well.  For example NCSYSTEMA is sponsoring a seminar on Somatic Resilience Training.   In the end it doesn’t matter how you get there.   Any tool that works for you to increase awareness of your response to an impending stress, to break the cycle of nervous system activation that leads to anxiety and panic, to retrain your brain to ignore harmless stressors, and to raise your threshold of resilience allowing you to function without tension in high-stress situations is well worth your time and effort.   Call us at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA, in Greenvlle, SC or read more about Systema Health and related healing programs at piedmontpmr.com.

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Experience Freedom

Freedom from chronic pain, a life with less tension,  fewer limits on options, and more tactics and strategies to get well.   Who wouldn’t want this? Sometimes in order to achieve such universal goals however we have to put in the quality and quantity of energy required to develop a new system of life. One that is our own, one built upon our individual strengths and weaknesses.   Systema Health is one of the treatment options offered at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA.  It is designed to address just these issues and give you tools to help you build such a system. Getting well requires each of us to move our physical, spiritual, and psychological square.  As we become more accomplished at doing this more freedom to live and enjoy life today, with less tension occurs.   Consider how much longer do you have to create a system of life for yourself that lets you experience freedom.   Why not start today?  Visit Piedmontpmr.com to learn more.

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