Best Car Posture For Your Spine

Best Car Posture For Your Spine

Chiropractic West Des Moines IA Best Car Posture For Your Spine

How many times have you gotten out of the car and had to stretch your back out due to soreness? Probably more times than you can even count, especially after long car rides. What many people don't realize is the impact spending prolonged periods of time in the car can do to your spine.

As a neurologically-based chiropractor in West Des Moines, we take all matters of the spine VERY seriously. After talking to our practice members about their health concerns, we've come to realize minor adjustments to everyday activities can be helpful in maintaining the treatments done in our office, leaving patients feeling healthier longer.

6 Car Posture Adjustments For Your Spine

#1 >> Feet

Did you know your car comes complete with a foot rest? Be sure to rest your left foot on the rest when possible as it helps support your pelvis and back.

#2 >> Knees

You should have a 20 - 30 degree bend in your knees. Keeping a two-finger gap between your seat and your kees with help improve blood circulation.

#3 >> Arms

With your shoulder blades resting against the seat, stretch your arms out over the steering wheel. Your wrists should bend over the edge of the steering wheel. Also, holding your hands at 7 o'clock and 4 o'clock will help relieve tension in your shoulder and neck muscles.

#4 >> Hips

Your seat height should be high enough to position your hips level with your knees. Using a cushion can help along with decreasing jostling from bumpy roads.

#5 >> Lower Back

Your seat should be set to 100-110 degree angle to avoid disc compression. You want the seat to rest comfortably in the arch of your back.

#6 >> Neck

Adjust the headrest so it's even with the back of your head. You should also have your head somewhat tucked like you are lightly holding a ball under your chin.

Car Posture and Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Vero Health Center in West Des Moines, Iowa plays a large role in a holistic recovery from a variety of conditions, such as neck pain and discomfort. This pain and discomfort can stem from a variety of causes, likely day-to-day activities, such as driving in a car, which have deeper impacts on the spine.

By engaging in regular chiropractic care to treat common issues, we can help correct misalignments in the spinal column and nervous system to get your body functioning at optimal capacity and keep it there.

If you suffer from day-to-day aches and pains, schedule a consultation with our team at Vero Health Center in West Des Moines today to get your health back on track.

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