Over the years I have taught my patients at Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA how to align their spine in the comfort of their own home. In the chiropractic community, we call it mirroring technique. This technique does not replace chiropractic adjustments, however, it is something a patient can do in between chiropractic visits.
Just as an example, stand in front of a mirror and observe your shoulders, if one is higher than the other, you raise the lower shoulder and push down the higher shoulder for 10 seconds then let go. Do this as many times as desired until your shoulders are level.
Another example of an at-home alignment is to push back the chin. This is for anyone who has a hump on their back upper back and the head has a tendency to shift to the front of the body (aka anterior head carriage). In this case, a person is not able to accurately check the anterior head carriage in the mirror, but can get help from another person to determine if the head is in front of the body. A side view selfie is also not effective because the shoulder is raised. The exercise is easy. A friend has to check that the chin is level to the ground and then push the chin back, hold the position for 10 seconds then let go. This can be done several times throughout the day.
If you are experiencing posture imbalances, call your chiropractor today to schedule an appointment for an exam and evaluation.
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