We initially develop posture as toddlers and as we grow into adults our posture continues to change, sometimes for the good and other times we develop bad posture for a variety of reasons. Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit and lie in positions that place the least amount of tension on our spine. With poor posture, the supporting muscles and tendons fatigue during movement and weight bearing activities. Correct posture helps us keep spinal joints functioning normally so that our muscles are used correctly and efficiently. Good posture also decreases the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative arthritis and eventual joint pain. Finally, correct posture also reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together thereby reducing the risk of injury. Thatcher Chiropractic in Colorado Springs can help improve posture with chiropractic spinal manipulation techniques and exercise regimens that provide adequate joint motion and help strengthen the supporting muscles. Dr. Thatcher also provides patients with specific stretches to promote a healthy amount of flexibility. Chiropractic care for posture can help reduce back pain due to bad posture.