Better balance, less impact on the back from standing, may help your posture, especially if there already is pain and inflammation in the affected area of the spine. Z-CoiLs® may actually help in maintaining our balancing system.
Santa Rosa, CA - This May, during Correct Posture Month, the American Chiropractic Association
(ACA) suggests that you talk to your doctor of chiropractic about ways to alleviate postural habits.
Docter Erwin Linzner shares his insights on Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ and good posture:
Good posture is an important strategy in protecting your spine and preventing soft tissue injuries, such as postural strains. Whether you are a nurse that is constantly on your feet, or a secretary that spends hours behind a desk and performs data entry, poor posture will inevitably lead to musculo-skeletal injury and pain. It therefore behooves all of us to use good posture in our daily activities, such as sitting, standing and walking.
Ideal posture is basically that body configuration that requires the minimal amount of energy to keep us seated or upright. Once you deviate from that position, certain muscle groups get fatigued and problems will result. For instance, if you are a secretary, and you do not use a headset, and you consistently tilt your head to the side to approximate the head to the phone, you are going to have neck pain. A chronically tilted head requires your lateral flexors of the neck to work overtime, resulting in sprains/strains.
While standing, our base support starts with our feet. Our spine by design has several curvatures to maximize our ability to balance, and at the same time minimizes the amount of energy required to maintain this posture. High heels, as worn by many women, of course forcibly deviates your body’s curvatures from ideal, leading to back pain, knee pain, and foot pain. An innovative new product on the market, called Z-Coil shoes, may actually help improve your posture. These shoes were actually designed to prevent foot, back, and leg pain. These shoes have a built-in orthotic, a rocker-bottom forefoot neoprene sole, and a metal coil under the heel for maximum shock absorption. Advantages of these shoes include impact reduction, stimulation of the balancing system due to the elasticity of the coil.
The loss of the ability to coordinate our muscles for balancing is one of the main reasons seniors fall and sustain hip fractures. I believe, Z-Coils may actually help in maintaining our balancing system, which of course involves the brain. This would be due to the fact that the coil has a give on impact, which forces you to work on your balance. Better balance, less impact on the back from standing, may help your posture, especially if there already is pain and inflammation in the affected area of the spine.
Since 1994, Doctor Erwin Linzner has managed a chiropractic practice in Rohnert Park, California. He uses manual manipulation, soft tissue manipulation and rehabilitation for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. He believes that wellness comes from healthful living, which includes proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep. These are the primary factors that prevent disease, but also need to be addressed in healing from any condition.
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