Postural dysfunction

Postural dysfunction is a fancy way of saying poor posture.  Poor posture is crucial to address because it means that the spine is consistently being placed in unnatural detrimental positions.  The spine has a natural curve to it that allows the bodies weight to be properly distributed through out the column of small bones that are also protecting the spinal cord.  When the curves natural position are disrupted the joints between the bones in the spine experience excessive stress.  

 

Postural Dysfunction Causes

  • Weak abdominals
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Occupation that consists of excessive time sitting or excessive time standing
  • Weak upper back and neck muscles

 

Postural Dysfunction Signs

  • Lower back tucked too far forward
  • Head hunched forward
  • Slouching 
  • Rounded shoulder
  • Hunchback
  • Pushed back shoulder blades

 

Postural Dysfunction Symptoms

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Leg pain

 

Postural Dysfunction Treatment

Many patients are not aware of the fact that their pain is being caused by poor posture. Evaluating patient’s habits allows ASTR to be able to properly release scar tissue caused by poor posture, help promote proper posture, and help to strengthen the body. This allows ASTR protocols to not only help patients possibly experience pain relief but even help patients keep pain from coming back.