living withPosture Pain?

overview

common causes

take the first step towards relief

living withPosture Pain?

back pain icon

overview

common causes

risk factors

WHEN TO TREAT

TIPS TO PREVENT

GET STARTED

united healthcare
BCBS
cigna
aetna
medicare
care credit

get fast-acting, long-lasting Posture Pain Relief  in shorewood, il

posture pain Overview

Poor posture is commonly known to aggravate existing conditions, leading to increased pain and reduced mobility affecting ones overall well-being. Every year, more than 31 million Americans experience discomfort related to poor posture. At Shorewood Elite Integrated Healthcare, Dr. Jesse utilizes posture analysis to assess anatomical alignment, and muscle balance, and to detect any irregularities. Functional movement tests are also employed to identify restrictive movement patterns that may be impairing range of motion and thus function, performance.

symptoms of bad posture

Early intervention of posture-related symptoms will improve treatment outcomes. Plan a visit to the office of Dr. Jesse if you experience any of the following.

spinal discomfort
  • Persistent Discomfort: Continuous pain in the lower back, shoulders, and neck, especially during extended sitting or standing.
  • Lower Back Pain: Chronic pain due to poor spinal alignment and support.
postural related
  • Postural Difficulty: Struggles in maintaining stable posture without strain.
  • Forward Head Posture: The head extends forward, stressing the neck muscles.
mobility and muscle issues
  • Mobility Reduction: Noticeable stiffness and decreased mobility, particularly after periods of inactivity.
  • Muscle Imbalances: Uneven muscle usage leading to some muscles becoming tight and others weakened.
neurological and respiratory symptoms
  • Compromised Lung Function: Breathing difficulties from poor posture affecting respiratory efficiency.
  • Sciatica: Pain that extends from the lower back down to the legs, aggravated by improper posture.
structural irregularities
  • Uneven Shoulders: One shoulder appears higher than the other, indicating possible muscular imbalances or underlying conditions like scoliosis.

stages of posture pain

  • Acute Posture Pain: Sudden, lasting a few days to weeks.
  • Subacute Posture Pain: Persistent, lasting up to 12 weeks.
  • Chronic Posture Pain: Ongoing, altering daily life, lasting beyond 12 weeks.

Common Causes of posture pain

Posture pain can originate from a variety of factors that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems:

musculoskeletal system causes
  • Muscle Imbalances and Tension: Prolonged sitting or a sedentary lifestyle weakens muscles that support proper posture, leading to discomfort and strain.
  • Spinal Misalignments: Conditions like forward head posture, uneven hips, and abnormal spinal curvature place continuous stress on the body.
  • Joint Stiffness and Degeneration: Lack of physical activity or natural aging processes decrease joint flexibility and degrade the cushioning between them, increasing discomfort during movement.
nervous system causes
  • Nerve Compression: Poor posture can lead to conditions such as herniated discs or pinched nerves, often occurring in the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine.
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment: Certain postural habits may cause peripheral nerves to become compressed or trapped, leading to pain and neurological symptoms.
lifestyle and environmental causes
  • Inadequate Ergonomic Environments: Incorrect workstation setup or using non-ergonomically designed furniture can perpetuate poor posture and lead to chronic pain.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Repeating the same movements, especially in an ergonomically poor setup, can stress the same muscles and joints, reinforcing poor posture habits.
  • Poor Physical Fitness: A lack of overall fitness can lead to weak core strength, which is crucial for maintaining good posture and reducing the load on the spine.
psychological and behavioral causes
  • Stress and Tension: High stress levels can cause individuals to adopt tense postural habits, such as hunching the shoulders or clenching the jaw, which can alter normal spinal alignment.
  • Behavioral Patterns: Long-standing habits, such as slouching while sitting or bending the neck to use mobile devices, contribute significantly to posture-related issues.

feel better,Live Better!

%

increase in posture-related discomfort since the increase in remote work

%

increase in "tech neck" cases from looking down at devices in the past decade

%

of office workers who use computers for more than four hours a day report neck pain

%

of school-age children exhibit at least one posture-related problem

Risk Factors

Awareness of risk factors is key in preventing posture-related pain:

prolonged sitting

Extended periods of sitting can lead to significant posture issues due to the lack of movement and poor support, affecting the spine’s natural curve.

technology overuse

Constant use of smartphones and computers encourages leaning forward, which can strain the neck and upper back, contributing to posture problems.

inadequate physical activity

A sedentary lifestyle results in weakened core muscles, essential for supporting the spine and maintaining upright posture.

improper footwear

Wearing shoes that lack support or favor style over function can alter your gait and spinal alignment, leading to posture issues.

stress and tension

High stress levels cause muscles, particularly those in the neck and shoulders, to tense up, which can pull the body out of alignment.

aging effects

Natural changes in muscle strength and joint flexibility due to aging can make maintaining proper posture more challenging.

At Shorewood Elite Integrated Healthcare, We Believe People Deserve to Be Healthy & Live Their Best Life

When to Take Action for posture pain relief

Failing to address the root causes of poor posture can result in ongoing discomfort and potential long-term damage to the spine and surrounding muscles. Common issues include spinal curvature and uneven hips, which may worsen without proper care. If you notice any of the symptoms below or suffer from persistent pain, it’s important to seek professional help to restore proper posture and alleviate pain.

  • Persistent Discomfort: Continuous discomfort or pain in the neck, shoulders, or back that doesn’t improve with self-care.
  • Increasing Pain: Pain becoming more severe or frequent, particularly after routine activities such as working at a desk or long periods of sitting.
  • Reduced Mobility: Noticeable decreases in range of motion, with stiffness or pain during normal movements.
  • Impact on Daily Activities: Pain that starts interfering with daily tasks, work, or leisure activities, limiting normal function.
  • Numbness or Tingling: Numbness, tingling, or similar sensations possibly indicate nerve impingement.
  • Visible Postural Changes: Obvious changes in posture, like increased forward head position or an abnormal spinal curve.
  • Chronic Fatigue: Excessive tiredness resulting from a constant strain.

What to Expect  during your visit

At your initial visit, Dr. Jesse will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your posture, health history, and lifestyle to pinpoint the exact causes of your posture pain. This thorough assessment will include various diagnostic tests to observe your posture, flexibility, and muscle strength, ensuring a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

ㅤㅤㅤNEW PATIENT SPECIAL ㅤㅤ
ㅤㅤㅤNEW PATIENT SPECIAL ㅤㅤ

$500

$99*

ultimate wellness package

Live your best life. Receive a Complete Health Assessment, Motion X-rays (as needed), Chiropractic Adjustments, one StemWave Therapy or Red-Light Therapy Session, an Energizing B12 Injection, plus more!


*Disclaimer: Although welcome for treatment, these patients are excluded from special offers:  Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other government healthcare program participants, personal injury, and worker’s compensation claimants.

see what happens during your first visit — from meeting dr. jesse to receiving your tailored treatments

{

Love Dr. Jesse!!!! He is compassionate, understanding, and flexible!!! I’ve been seeing him for over three years for my chronic upper back/neck pain and he knows exactly how to help you feel better fast. I recently moved and I still drove 30 minutes to see Dr. Jesse because my back has been really flared up for the last few days… After some time on the traction table and a few expert adjustments I can stand up straight again!! Thank you Dr. Jesse!!!!!

5
Samantha Aspel
{

I am so very happy that I found Dr. Jesse Lang online! My husband was having some back pain and we have always used a natural approach to healing over conventional. Dr. Lang got to the root of his problem and felt better after his first visit. I too was having pain in my hip and started going for weekly visits and I feel so much better! Dr. Lang listens to all your concerns and helps to find the answers to alleviate your pain & discomfort. We always refer Dr. Lang to friends and family! Awesome!

5
Deb Hibben
{

Dr. Jesse Lang at Shorewood Elite Healthcare is the BEST! You will not be disappointed. I have many health issues and he has relieved so much of my pain. I was going to a pain Dr. and getting shots in my back, hip, leg with no success. Started going back to Dr. Jesse and with a few treatments feel so MUCH better. Plus he has a great personality, very upbeat, always a pleasure to be in his company.

5
Deborah Bucher
{

Love Dr. Jesse and staff! Always friendly and super accommodating! Dr. Jesse works hard to make sure you always leave feeling better than when you walked in. I never feel rushed, as he always takes the time to talk. He really gets to know his patients and treats them like family. As an added bonus, there are incredible massage chairs to sit in while you wait for your adjustment! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

5
Kelly Cisco
{

Dr Jesse is The best!! We have been with him for years I don’t trust anybody else with my family! He is a very caring and compassionate person and is more like family than a Dr. We love Dr Jesse.

5
Sherri Tate
{

Dr. Jesse is the best! We’ve been coming here for 3 years and we love it!

5
Andy Sharik
{

Great overall everything!! Service excellent, professionalism A1!! Excellent Excellent!!!

5
LaToya Starks
{

Dr. Jesse & staff are the BEST! Dr. Jesse is caring and compassionate. He remembers all the little details and makes you feel like a friend. He listens and never makes you feel rushed. The tools available in his office while waiting are also a nice perk. His staff is very responsive and so nice. Can’t recommend them enough.

5
Kayli Hinson

tips to Prevent Neck Pain

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION MAY BE WORTH A POUND OF CURE

tip 1: ergonomic workplace setup
  • Adjust Your Chair: Ensure that your chair supports your lower back, and adjust the height to keep your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a 90-degree angle.
  • Monitor Height and Distance: Position your monitor so the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level and about an arm’s length away.
  • Keyboard and Mouse Placement: Place your keyboard and mouse within easy reach, and use a wrist rest to prevent strain.
tip 2: mindful sitting habits
  • Take Frequent Breaks: Stand up, stretch, or walk every 30 minutes to prevent stiffness and reduce pressure on spinal discs.
  • Avoid Crossing Legs: Keep your feet flat on the floor to maintain proper alignment of your hips and spine.
  • Use Supportive Footwear: Even when sitting, wearing supportive shoes can help maintain proper foot and leg alignment.
tip 3: optimal sleeping practices
  • Choose the Right Mattress: Select a mattress that supports the spine’s natural curve, neither too soft nor too hard.
  • Pillow Placement: Use a pillow that keeps your neck aligned with your spine. Consider a cervical pillow for better neck support.
  • Sleeping Position: Try to sleep in a position that supports spinal health, such as on your back or side, not on your stomach.
tip 4: daily physical activities
  • Core Strengthening Exercises: Engage in activities that build your core muscles, which support and stabilize your spine.
  • Stretching Routine: Incorporate daily stretching exercises that focus on the neck, back, and shoulders to improve flexibility and reduce tension.
  • Balance Activities: Include balance exercises in your routine to improve your posture and reduce the risk of falls.
tip 5: mindful movement and posture awareness
  • Practice Good Posture: Be aware of and correct your posture throughout the day—keep your shoulders back, spine straight, and abdomen slightly pulled in.
  • Use Posture-Reminder Tools: Consider using apps or devices that remind you to check and correct your posture regularly.
  • Educational Workshops: Attend workshops or classes that focus on posture awareness and proper body mechanics.
tip 6: lifestyle modifications
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to keep the discs between your vertebrae hydrated and pliable.
  • Nutritious Diet: Consume a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D to promote bone health and muscle function.
  • Manage Stress: Engage in stress-reducing activities like meditation or deep breathing exercises to relax muscle tension.
tip 7: smart travel habits
  • Adjust Your Seat: Whether driving or flying, adjust your seat to support your back and allow your knees to remain level with your hips.
  • Stretch During Long Trips: Take breaks to stretch and walk around during long drives or flights to prevent stiffness and discomfort.
  • Use Lumbar Support: Use a rolled-up towel or a portable lumbar support pillow when sitting for long periods in a car or plane.
tip 8: home ergonomics
  • Furniture Choices: Choose furniture that supports good posture, including chairs with proper lumbar support and tables at the correct height.
  • Television Viewing: Set up your television so that you can watch without having to twist or tilt your head.
  • Cooking and Cleaning: Maintain good posture during household chores by keeping objects within easy reach and avoiding prolonged bending or reaching.
tip 9: functional attire
  • Supportive Clothing: Wear clothing that allows for comfortable movement without restricting your ability to maintain good posture.
  • Right Shoes for the Right Activity: Choose footwear that provides adequate support for different activities, whether for work, exercise, or casual wear.
  • Avoid Heavy Bags: Use a backpack that distributes weight evenly across both shoulders or switch to a rolling bag to avoid unilateral shoulder strain.
tip 10: professional guidance
  • Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular visits with a healthcare provider to assess your posture and spinal health.
  • Physical Therapy: Consult a physical therapist for personalized exercises tailored to your specific postural needs.
  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Consider regular chiropractic care to maintain spinal alignment and relieve pressure on your nerves and muscles.

the shorewood eliteDifference

Our integrated healthcare model is designed to enhance patient outcomes and provide longer lasting results. Here’s how:

  • Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments to improve joint motion and biomechanical function.
  • StemWave Therapy to ‘trick’ the body into perceiving injury, kickstarting a cascade of natural healing responses including the migration of your own stem cells.
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy to address hormonal imbalances that often occur later in life.
  • Medical Weight-Loss to become leaner and fit with science-backed semaglutide.
  • Red-Light Therapy to alleviate muscle and joint pain while enhancing recovery and increasing energy.
  • IV Therapy to infuse a cocktail of essential nutrients directly into your system for instant impact.

  • Active Therapies to support your treatments by enhancing balance, flexibility, and stability. These in-office therapies aim to correct and retrain posture, boost muscle strength and mobility, and help prevent future injuries. Additionally, they promote long-term muscle memory to ensure lasting wellness and relief from pain.

gain your Elite Advantage

actionable tips and insights for winning your day

Chiropractor performing an adjustment on a patient, illustrating the process and benefits of chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Work

Curious about what happens during an adjustment? Wondering how chiropractic care can banish pain? Discover if it’s painful and learn about its safety. Get all your pressing questions answered here.

Runner holding their knee on a track, highlighting the importance of chiropractic care in preventing sports injuries.

Using Chiropractic Care to Avoid Injury

Chiropractic care isn't just for treating injuries; it's a powerful tool for preventing them. In this informative blog post, discover how regular chiropractic adjustments can help you stay injury-free and maintain elite-level health.

0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is empty
    Skip to content