What is Your Posture Telling You about Your Health? By Dr. Mike McGovern Stand in front of the mirror and check your posture. Relax yourself first, march in place with your feet for a few seconds and shake your head up and down. Check out your arms and hands and fingertips; take a deep breath, blow it out and relax.

Do all this with your eyes closed… then open your eyes and look in the mirror.

What do you see?

If you’re like most people, you don’t notice much at first. But if you look more closely, you may notice one of your shoulders is higher than the other one… Maybe by a lot or maybe by a tiny bit.

If you have one high shoulder, you may have a misalignment not just in that part of your spine but other parts as well… That’s how the body works; the high shoulder on one side often signals a high hip on the other side of your body.

Elbows, wrists, knees and ankles start to get involved… and then break down…

Your posture is the perfect predictor of where your body is most likely to break down, get injured or develop scar tissue and arthritis in the joint.

Chiropractic doctors are experts in identifying which of your joints are misaligned and then performing a chiropractic adjustment that helps realign them naturally. Then you can do exercises and stretches that are specific to your misalignments to help those joints stay in their new location.

Did you look in the mirror?

Where is your body misaligned?

What is Your Posture Telling You about Your Health? By Dr. Mike McGovern

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Dr. Michael McGovern, D.C., is an associate chiropractor at Chiro One Wellness Center of Vernon Hills and contributing writer for the Be Well blog. He earned his doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and specializes in nutrition, hormone balancing, sleep optimization, vitamin therapy and adrenal fatigue.