• Dr. Monica Ngo

Are You Taller after a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Updated: Jan 27

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Growing taller is not one of the main established goals of chiropractic care, which include pain relief, reduced inflammation, and reduced stress, to mention a few. Can a trip to the chiropractor help you gain some height? Science indicates this is certainly possible.


Continue reading to learn how a chiropractic adjustment can help you grow in height.





Do We Lose Height as We Age?


"Do I appear shorter to you?" is a question many of us have been asked at some point in our lives. Many individuals believe that as they get older, they will shrink, and they are correct in certain aspects. The spine degenerates as we become older. The intervertebral discs of the spine, which were initially cushioned shock-absorbers and contribute to a person's height, are thin and wear out as a result of this. The thinning of discs that occur due to degeneration can effectively diminish spinal space, giving the impression that we've become shorter.


It is true that how we carry ourselves - our posture - determines our appearance of height and stature. Postural alterations do not happen overnight; they are more likely to occur over time. However, when the spine, hips, or connective joints become misaligned, spinal ligaments and muscles shorten and compress.


The overall impact is a visible reduction in height. Our normal posture becomes stooped, uneven, and usually slouched when the structures that let us stand straight and tall are pulled down.


How Does My Spine Have an Impact on My Height?


Consider your spine to be a string. A straight string is held taut, and a curve appears when slack is applied to the string. When one thread is held taut, and another is held with greater slack, the straight string seems to be longer. Both strings are the same length in reality.


Consider these strings to be your spine. A taller appearance is created by a spine aligned and fully supported by spinal muscles and ligaments. A spine squeezed down by muscles due to bad posture or misalignments would have an exaggerated curve, making it appear shorter. Your spine will always be the same length, technically. When spinal misalignments or compression are rectified, a noticeable increase in height might occur.





What Are Chiropractic Adjustments and How Do They Work?


Chiropractic adjustments can be made to any body's joints and bones , although they're most typically done on the back, neck, hips, and connective joints.


After all the bones have been addressed, the soft tissue that supports the bones, such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons, will be extended. This procedure stretches muscles while also relieving strain on spinal nerves and surrounding tissue.


Back adjustments help improve posture and feel good, reduce discomfort, enhance range of motion and more.



How to Boost Your Height and Correct Your Posture


Correcting posture requires commitment. As previously said, posture develops over time, particularly after working in a sedentary office setting, an occupation that requires repetitive motion, or following an injury.


By aiding in the lengthening of compressed muscles and ligaments while help easing tense muscles allowing your spinal disc and vertabre to expand to their natural height upright and pain-free.


It's time to give chiropractic a try if you've been trying to gain a little height, or better yet, fix your posture. Unity Spine and Health is ready to help you. Call us at (226) 223-2437.


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