Good posture is more than just an excellent habit to practice, but it’s also a sign that your spine, neck, and various muscle groups are functioning properly. In order to gain a clearer picture of your posture, it’s necessary to examine the spine through modern technology, which can provide  a window into a variety of underlying conditions.  That’s why a spinal and postural screening at Churn Creek Chiropractic is essential to ensure your back is aligned, help determine where your current posture may be lacking, and build the right treatment strategy to correct any imbalances.

The Basis for Spinal and Postural Screenings

School-age children have no shortage of people telling them to sit up straight and avoid slouching. In fact, schools routinely examine children and teenagers for spinal curvature issues such as scoliosis. However, adults often lose access to these postural screenings as they grow older, and it can seriously impact their health.

The good news is that a spinal and postural screening from Churn Creek Chiropractic  go even deeper in terms of providing valuable insights into your body than the school exams you’re familiar with. Our experienced chiropractors can determine the reasons behind specific pains, and symptoms ranging from headache, poor sleep, leg cramps, and weak immune system.

After all, your spine is responsible for a variety of functions within your body. It not only supports your entire upper body, but serves as a nerve connection superhighway that connects your brain to everything else. Your motor function, muscle groups, and balance are all tied to spine health.

Our Redding chiropractors can review the different elements of your spine with a variety of modern tools, including your discs, vertebrae, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. That means examining if all these working parts are properly aligned, and pinpoint where any pain is stemming from. Our chiropractors will also review the different spinal regions, including the thoracic, cervical, and lumbar areas, which can all produce different symptoms and conditions.

Often, much can be determined just through a chiropractor using their eyes and sense of touch, but to truly peer into the body during a spinal and postural screening, ultrasound and X-ray technology may also be used.

Prevention Is Also Key for a Healthy Spine in Redding

Spinal and postural screenings aren’t just for people who are experiencing neck or back pain either. Instead, one of the best times to undergo a postural screening is before the pain and other symptoms are present. Many times poor sleep, exercise fatigue, and conditions like fibromyalgia are related to spinal conditions, even when many people fail to make the connection.

A postural screening can help you understand if you have early signs of back conditions. If so, your chiropractor can work with you to begin a treatment program that includes muscle strengthening exercises, trigger point therapy, and various other techniques to ensure proper prevention.

Ultimately, you shouldn’t live with pain and other debilitating conditions. If you want a spinal and postural screening that helps set you on the path to recovery, then contact Churn Creek Chiropractic at (530) 221-4991 or visit us at 3749 Churn Creek Road Suite C, Redding, CA 96002.