Your posture, and your underlying structure, determines how well you spine ages. There is a law of nature called Wolf’s law. Simply put ‘Wolf’s law of bone remodelling’ states that a bone that is under uneven load (meaning poor posture or structure) will respond by building more bone on the side of greater load – meaning arthritis, or wear and tear! What this means is that if you have good posture and good underlying structure, your bones will wear well. And if you have poor posture or underlying structure, your bones will wear badly. Of course injuries can effect this, as can bone weakening diseases such as osteoporosis and Pagets disease, but even with these diseases people with good posture do better than people with poor posture. So in the future, if you want to be amongst the crowd of people playing golf in their retirement, enjoying overseas holidays and time with your grandkids a great way to insure this is to work on having good posture.
And if you want any help or advice with this, or would like to check how your structure is doing… Chiropractic is at the forefront of postural and structural correction so give us a call and make an appointment.