Poor posture is a common cause of back pain and can be difficult to correct, particularly as we get older. An effective form of back pain treatment that you may not be aware of is the use of foot levelers.
How Poor Posture Can Cause Back Pain
Poor posture when sitting or standing for long periods can lead to severe and long-lasting pain. This is because your blood vessels and nerves become restricted over time.
Holding your body in the same position for extended periods can also lead to problems with discs in your spine, your muscles, and your joints.
How Foot Levelers Help with Back Pain
As a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Dr. Merati, DC, NRCME is constantly updating his skills and learning new chiropractic techniques.
At Homer Family Chiropractor, we use custom orthotics to ensure you get the proper fit and therefore the maximum benefit from your foot levelers.
Recent studies have shown that correcting imbalances and abnormalities in the feet can realign your pelvis and spine. In this way, your posture improves and your pain level drops considerably allowing you to continue with the outdoor activities that Homer has to offer its residents and visitors.
The Difference Between Functional and Custom Orthotics
Over-the-counter orthotics are designed to support a large range of abnormalities and conditions, so they are not specifically designed for each individual issue. They support one arch of the foot while our custom orthotics support three.
Your feet are designed to support you with a wide range of activities from walking to running to playing sports. Without proper support, a common condition called plantar fasciitis can occur that creates pain in the arch that is difficult to treat.
What You Can Do to Prevent Back Pain Caused by Poor Posture
The more you can do to support your back during your daily activities the less risk you have of developing long-term physical trauma.
Foot levelers are just one of the many techniques that the team at Homer Family Chiropractor have that can reduce pain and improve your quality of life.