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Poor Posture Causing Back Pain? Foot Levelers Might Be the Answer!

Written By Integrity Chiropractic Inc on December 5, 2019

Posture Adjustment from Integrity Chiropractic in Beckley West VirginiaYour feet really don’t get the respect they deserve, do they?

Feet function as the foundation that holds up your entire body. If you stand for extended periods of time, that means your feet take quite a beating.

Not only that, but when your foundation gets thrown off, it leads to back pain. Fortunately, foot levelers offer a simple back pain treatment solution.

How Does Poor Posture Affect Back Pain?

Raising your shoulders, slumping your hips, and hunching over your computer all throw off your spine’s natural curvature and create pressure points along your vertebrae. 

Over time, this built-up pressure causes pinched nerves, muscle spasms, and conditions like headaches and herniated discs.

Many people don’t realize that posture starts in your feet.

The thing is, overpronation is surprisingly common – that’s when your foot rolls inward onto your arch. Even if you didn’t suffer from flat feet your whole life, your arch can lose its flexibility with age and lead to overpronation.

When your feet overpronate, this can throw off your entire structure leading to

  • Knee pain or “knock knees”
  • Hip pain or stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Slipped discs
  • Sciatica
  • Tendinitis in your Achilles 
  • Drop foot
  • Raised shoulders
  • Shoulders that hunch forward
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches 

How Do Foot Levelers Work as a Back Pain Treatment in Beckley?

Levelers work because they correct your postural problem at its source: your feet. 

Your doctor at Integrity Chiropractic will ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, order x-rays, take impressions or scans of your feet, and analyze your posture and gait. 

From there, he’ll develop customized orthotic levelers to support all three arches in each of your feet.

He may also recommend physical therapy or chiropractic to reduce pain and stiffness and improve mobility from years of poor posture damage. Each patient is unique!

Start on the path towards a pain-free life! Schedule a foot analysis at Integrity Chiropractic in Beckley today by calling 304-252-3333.

Posted In: Chiropractic Posture Adjustment