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Bad posture is worse than you think

Dear reader Detection of cognitive decline by spinal posture assessment in health exams of the general older population. This article was published in Scientific Reports on May 19, 2022. Cognitive decline, which often leads to dementia, interferes with living the life you want and your quality of life as you increase in years. But it can be avoided and reversed. The scientists that did this study compared X-rays of the side of the spine in adults from 50 to 89 years of age. They measured the front-to-back distance between the last vertebrae in the neck, and the sacrum at the base of the spine. They considered differences of 70, 80, 90 and 100 mm between these two points.

This spinal posture problem is worse for women. At the least distance considered, 70 mm, it was associated with cognitive decline in women of all ages. Whereas in men, spinal misalignment of 100 mm or more was associated with cognitive decline at any age. It’s not too late to change your progression towards mental decline. Here are solutions I offer my patients:

  1. Gentle chiropractic care

  2. Custom made orthotics

  3. Exercise rehabilitation

  4. Pain relief

What stands out as the most important step to correct your spinal posture problems? Click this link to book the appointment that makes the most sense to you. And for a special bonus Coach Tyler, my online exercise coach, shares this brief video to improve your posture while sitting at your desk or table. Creating your best health is an ongoing project. May you have the wisdom and make the time to care for yourself. Here’s to your ongoing best health! Dr Linda

FUN FACT. Posture also changes our hormones: Standing tall literally makes you more powerful.

Dr. Linda Berry Healing Arts Chiropractic Nutrition Trauma Healing Please note: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical care. Always consult with your healthcare provider for advice before you begin taking new supplements. You are responsible for all of the health choices you make.

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