Feeling Stiff, Tight or Squished? Try These Tips


You may have never heard of “postural strain” but chances are that you have it. That term describes stress to your body that occurs from being in one position too long and being under the stress of gravity. Here’s what you need to know:

Your Skeleton “settles” like the Foundation of a House. The effect of gravity on our body is to compress it.  Anything soft, such as muscle, cartilage or connective tissue, gets more compressed as we go through the day. In addition to gravity, if you spend a lot of your day sitting or being in one position, the effects of stress are multiplied.

The Effects of Postural Strain can Really Hurt You. Joint stiffness, tension, knots in our muscles, pain and fatigue are all potential problems created by postural stress. Over time, postural stress can lead to permanent damage including arthritis, poor posture and muscle dysfunction. These symptoms often affect people’s quality of life, sleep, and ability to get through the day.

Chiropractic Helps. The science of chiropractic supports that when we have misalignments of the joints of the body it causes problems with the nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. Often these misalignments start in infancy and get worse over time. Here’s how chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively correct the problems of postural strain:

  • Repositions the bones for normal movement
  • Restores better nerve signals which decreases pain and improves the function of the muscles
  • Reduces fatigue and improves posture

Feeling as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders every day shouldn’t be your “normal.” We may be able to help you. To find out, schedule an appointment for a consultation today.

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Dr. Shannon Thieroff and Associates

8199 McKnight Road (412)364-9699