GOOD POSTURE GUIDE: Unlocking Better Posture.

Welcome to Our Good Posture Blog at Level Spine Chiropractic Newcastle!

At Level Spine Chiropractic we stand to provide you with the best in Chiropractic care.
In this blog, you’ll discover some of the essentials of maintaining optimal postural health and how it influences overall health. We’re excited to guide you through what good posture is, the benefits, and shed light on common health implications of poor posture.

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What is Good Posture?

Your spine is the core structure of your body, and good posture is fundamental not only for a pain-free life but also for optimizing your spinal health and whole-body performance.

Let’s take a look at what good alignment is. Ideal spinal alignment is different between your front to back and your side profile.

FRONT TO BACK a plumb line from in between the eyes should fall evenly down to the pubic bone and then finish in-between the feet. This should be reflected in your structural X-ray.

SIDE a plumb line from the ear hole should fall down and hit the midpoint of the shoulder, the centre of your hips and lastly the ankle. This minimizes stress on the spinal discs and supporting structures.

Ideally, your structural X-ray should show a curve in your neck, mid back and low back. These normal curves help with spinal biomechanics and are designed to absorb shock and distribute load efficiently.
Good posture means that forces through gravity and daily movements are absorbed efficiently, reducing abnormal stress on joints, muscles, and nerves.

The Benefits of Good Posture:

In addition to enhancing physical appearance and boosting self-confidence, good posture serves as a gateway to enhanced spinal health and overall well-being. When maintained, we see healthier and normal spinal aging, reducing the early onset of spinal arthritis, dysfunction, and disability. This reduces the likelihood of chronic pain, especially in the back, neck, and shoulders, stemming from abnormal tissue loading and altered biomechanics.

Sound spinal alignment transfers to better physical performance and recovery – which would otherwise be compromised to a degree. We also know that holding normal posture supports accurate integration of sensory information within your nervous system. This is imperative for your body’s ability to accurately perceive your environment and adapt appropriately.

The Impact of Poor Posture:

Poor posture isn’t just a matter of appearance; it’s a significant factor in your long-term health.
When spinal curves and alignment are less than ideal, uneven loads are placed upon the tissue of your spine. This includes your vertebrae, spinal discs, soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons) and neural tissue like nerves and the spinal cord.In time, this can contribute to symptoms such as chronic pain and stiffness especially through the neck, shoulder and lower back.

Some other health impacts of abnormal posture may include:

  • Nerve Pain: Altered alignment can encroach on neural tissues producing nerve irritation and symptoms like numbness and tingling- often exacerbated by spinal arthritis.
  • Early development of Degenerative Issues: Poor posture, structural deformities, and curve changes over time can contribute to abnormal degenerative conditions by increasing wear and tear on joints and supporting structures. Just think about if you were to walk on the outside of your shoes, they will wear away faster and unevenly.
  • Increased Risk of Injury: Abnormal posture can contribute to an increased risk of injuries due to changes in biomechanics, muscle fatigue and instability. This is particularly the case in activities that require balance and coordination.
  • Negative Impact on Mood: Studies suggest a link between poor posture and mood. Slouched posture may contribute to feelings of depression and reduced self-esteem.
  • Decreased Lung Capacity: Rounded shoulders and a hunched back restrict lung expansion, impacting breathing and reducing oxygen intake. This may contribute to decreased energy levels and overall vitality.
  • Digestive Complications: Poor posture may compress internal organs, affecting digestion and leading to issues such as acid reflux.

Understanding the short and long term health impact of your posture is important for cultivating and maintaining better alignment for your overall well-being.


This comprehensive resource looks into essential aspects of your daily life, offering bite-sized tips to enhance your posture. From optimising sleep to creating an ergonomic work setup and incorporating simple yet effective postural habits.

Good Posture Guide demonstration videos

VIDEO #1: Our Newcastle Chiropractor demonstrates the Balloon awareness Exercise
VIDEO #2: Our Newcastle Chiropractor demonstrates the Driving Posture Tip.

How can I work further to improve my spinal health?
CBP Chiropractor “near me” – Newcastle.

At Level Spine Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to providing the best in spinal health care, and this is emphasised by the integration of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). While daily postural habits are crucial, CBP serves as the pinnacle of postural rehabilitation, ensuring a comprehensive and lasting impact on your spine’s health and your overall well being.

CBP is leading the way in spinal health and posture rehabilitation.
It goes beyond standard methods by incorporating innovative techniques that not only manage and prevent pain and injury, but optimise neuro-physical function and your body’s performance!

As Newcastle’s exclusive chiropractic clinic combining traditional chiropractic with CBP postural corrective techniques, we’re dedicated to your structural stability and overall health. Here’s a glimpse at what a multimodal CBP approach may look like:

  • Postural Retraining with the Denneroll system
  • In-office Spinal Traction (posture remodeling)
  • Mirror Image Spinal Exercises
  • Neuromuscular rehab exercises
  • Mirror Image® Chiropractic Adjustments

Whether you’re on a path to a complete CBP corrective care for curve correction or a recommended level of care for stabilisation, upgrading and enhancing your spinal health and wellbeing is our goal.

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