Posture Correction Specialist

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center -  - Chiropractor

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD

Posture is a learned behavior, and most people have plenty of “bad” posture habits that contribute to nerve impingement, inflammation, pain and other symptoms. At Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center, the doctors help patients from Frederick, MD, “retrain” their spine with posture correction treatments aimed at preventing serious issues and relieving pain.

Posture Correction

What is posture correction?

Also called postural adjustment, posture correction includes all the techniques that help people of all ages improve the way they sit, stand and move so they can support better spinal and joint health and avoid pain and other issues that can have an impact on mobility. Slumping while standing or sitting, spending long hours sitting or standing, and hunching over a computer or cell phone for extended periods of time can all take a toll on the body, resulting in nerve compressions, inflammation, irritation, joint dysfunction and pain. Posture correction uses a varieties of techniques to help people strengthen their spine and adopt better posture habits so they can avoid these issues and enjoy better health and pain-free movement.

What kinds of techniques are used during a postural adjustment?

Postural correction relies on a variety of techniques depending on the patient's symptoms and needs. Adjustments are very flexible and treatment can be customized to suit the needs of the individual patient, helping patients of all ages improve their musculoskeletal and overall health without the need for medications and other aggressive treatments. Correction begins with a thorough assessment of the patient's spine and the way they walk, stand and move to identify problems and determine the best options for optimal results. Treatment options can include spinal adjustments to realign the spine and reduce nerve impingements, therapeutic massage to treat trigger points or muscle “knots” that can restrict normal movement, and lifestyle guidance to help patients learn how to adopt healthier posture at work and during other activities so they can “retrain” their spine and back over time.

How many treatments will I need?

The number and type of treatments will depend on the patient's specific needs, symptoms and treatment objectives. Poor posture is a learned behavior, and learning to correct those habits can take time. Routine office visits and spinal adjustments combined with prescribed home exercises can help patients of all ages learn new and improved habits to reduce pain and improve overall health and wellness.


Joyce: My name's Joyce Archer, and I'm here because our son, Joshua and his wife Maegan, recommended that we come. My son had always kind of walked like this, and he and Maegan were working for a couple six months or more with "Doctor R", I call him. And I've noticed that he can stand up straighter, he had much better health. An incredible walking testimony for both of them. And he actually gained two inches on his height when he discovered the curvature of his spine.

It's something that I've been wanting to do my whole life, is stand up straight. When I was 16, I was in an automobile accident. And I'm 66 now, so that's exactly 50 years. And I broke the windshield with my head, even though I had a seat-belt on. The tree was where I could touch it. I just put the whole car around a tree, and I looked through a broken windshield. And I had migraines forever after that. God healed me of the migraines, but I always had a sensation I just couldn't ever stand up straight. No matter what I did. I would exercise and pray all my life, "Lord, let me stand up straight."

And so I realized when I was out taking a walk the day after my first treatment, that I could stand up straight with no effort at all. And I thought the expense of coming here, and the time of coming here, was worth just that one thing. To be able to stand up straight. Like I am now is just adjusted, without that oppressive feeling of being pulled back down. I had no idea it was my spine. No idea at all.

So I'm grateful to this team and to the doctor. But I'm especially thankful for my son and his wife, who encouraged us to come. And I look forward to just getting in really better health all the way around. And it's just like a mountain of oppression has gone off me, by being able to do something I've wanted to do my whole life, which is just to stand up straight. Like I'm standing up straight now, that's what it looks like to you. But before, it would just feel like I would go like that immediately. Now I don't have that feeling anymore, so I'm free.

Woman: Thank you, Joyce.