* Do you tend to fall over or bump into things easily?
* Do you have poor posture?
* Have you tried to stand up straight only to slouch again once you stop thinking about your posture?

Unless you’re consciously thinking about standing up straight, your brain will automatically tell your body to stand a certain way. Even when you think about it, your posture will only improve to a certain extent.

Everyone, including infants, has a “righting reflex” which will unconsciously cause you to keep your eyes roughly level to the horizon. This control comes from your cerebellum, the back part of your brain which controls balance. This is an example of unconscious proprioception, where proprioception is the ability of your body to know where you are in space and how your body is moving throughout space.

If you have trouble with balance, the most common reason is that your cerebellum is not functioning optimally. This can be due to reduced blood flow to and from the cerebellum. Blood carries with it oxygen and nutrients which allow your brain to function, as well as carrying away waste products.

NUCCA improves the position of the spine, allowing the vertebral arteries to carry the correct amount of blood to the brain, including the cerebellum. NUCCA also changes the proprioceptive information your brain will respond to.

This enables you to stand up straighter without thinking about it. It also improves your posture when you are thinking about it. It also helps with balance. Better balance will help you with bike riding, running, gymnastics, motorcycle riding, skiing, snowboarding, and a host of other sports, not to mention simply walking around your house without running into walls or door jams!

If you want to improve your posture and keep it improved, see your local NUCCA doctor.

 

To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation, call 925-281-3889 or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/