Want to check the health of your spine in just 30 seconds, our Southend chiropractor recommends that you try this simple posture test:
Stand with your feet flat on the ground, and make sure your heels are about 6 inches away from the wall.
Put your back flat against the wall.
Next, place your head against the wall and tuck in your chin.
Stretch your arms out to shoulder height and bend your elbows. The tips of your fingers should be pointing forward, and your elbows should be straight out from your shoulders.
Now rotate your arms upward at the elbows, keeping them bent, and try to touch the back of your wrists to the wall.
If your back arches, or you can’t get your wrists to touch the wall, that suggests you have poor posture.
Maintaining good posture is one of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy spine, so give this quick and easy test a try!