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The Vision - Posture Link


When you look at an object, your eyes send signals to your brain and your brain sends messages down to the spinal cord to tell the rest of your body how to react to what your eyes see. When you have good posture, this signal is communicated quickly and smoothly. When you have poor posture, the connection from your brain to your spine becomes interrupted and hindered.

If you have poor eyesight, chances are you will find yourself squinting, leaning forward, or straining your neck. All these actions can cause tightness in the neck, shoulders, and head. A few of the health issues due to poor eyesight may include the following:

  • Head, neck, shoulder, and back pain

  • Headaches or head pressure

  • Numbness in the arms or hands

  • Blurred vision or difficulty focusing the eyes

  • Eye strain or fatigue

  • Vision deterioration

Both your chiropractor and your optometrist should be part of the solution.

  • You may need to have your body and posture assessed and treated to correct problems.

  • Likely you will need to alter the way you sit or stand to promote better posture.