“Postural problems depend on bad habits” – This is the phrase most commonly uttered by the average posturologist. It doesn’t matter whether they are a chiropractor, osteopath, orthopedist or physical therapist. The average specialist is convinced that scoliosis, hyperlordosis and hyperkyphosis all depend on bad postural habits.
Whereas, excluding congenital problems at birth, only postural habits remain as a possible cause for scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis for the average posturologist.
According to them, whether you sit sprawled, or carry a heavy load, or even if you don’t worry about your posture, your body undergoes a metamorphosis and your posture deteriorates.
According to these “experts”, the human body’s posture requires that the subject stays straight consciously. In practice, you should never get distracted and always try to stay straight.
In their conception, posture is something so labile, fragile, changeable that it can become pathologically affected simply by sitting incorrectly or carrying a heavy load. These specialists have never looked beyond their noses for a cause other than common beliefs.
It is plain to see that these specialists do not have the faintest idea of how the human body works.
Anyone who tells you to improve your postural habits is still rooted in the Middle Ages and should be considered as someone who still believes the Earth is flat. The ground is not flat and posture does not depend on postural habits.
These scholars are unaware that posture depends on the relationship between the skull and jaw. If this relationship is compromised, the consequences on posture are inevitably negative. It is the relationship between the skull and the jaw that is the key to understanding posture. Conversely, habits do not affect posture.
If the craniomandibular relationship is balanced, then posture cannot be compromised for any reason. A person with a correct craniomandibular relationship may have the worst postural habits but will maintain perfect posture without ever suffering from any back trouble.
In fact, those who wear the Rectifier Starecta often have bad postural habits because they no longer have any back pain and forget about keeping “good postural habits”. The pain disappears and with it the attention to posture.
Bad habits have nothing to do with bad posture
Posturologists who support the “Ptolemaic” thesis, according to which habits determine good or bad posture, subject their patients to recommendations that make their lives complicated without producing any benefits.
In fact, just as it is true that bad habits are not the cause of bad posture, it is also true that good postural habits cannot correct posture and do not generate any substantial benefit. Good or bad habits do not affect posture. Those who believe the opposite are living in prehistoric times.
In reality, people who have good posture don’t necessarily have good postural habits. Indeed, those with better posture subject their backs to incredible strain and stress without suffering the consequences.
How is this possible?
Well, it is possible since posture depends only on one factor: the craniomandibular relationship.
Poor posture is due to a poor craniomandibular relationship
After having devoted a few lines to the popular belief that postural habits can generate hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis and scoliosis, let’s tackle the question from a scientific point of view.
Until a few decades ago it was thought that the skull was simply supported by the cervical muscles activated by our will to stand up straight. Over time and with the birth of gnathology, clinical trials have highlighted an anato-functional and physio-pathological connection between craniomandibular (CMD) and craniocervical dysfunctions, aggregating various areas of the body in a single tonic-postural system: the craniocervical mandibular system.
Some pioneers understood the role the jaw plays in the human postural system. They understood that neck and back problems are caused by craniocervical mandibular disorders.
Starecta’s contribution to the debate was decisive. In the book “How I straightened my spine“, Moreno Conte explains how the human postural system works. He explains how hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis and scoliosis are generated by the skull’s gradual collapse, which is not adequately supported by the teeth. If the teeth intrude or if there is any compromising dental work, the skull is not properly supported. If the skull is not adequately supported, a gradual process of collapse begins.
The skull collapses causing pressure on the spine which has less available space until it is forced to bend. Curvature creates one of three variants: hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis or scoliosis.
To find out more, you can read the article “Body posture depends on teeth“.
Starecta has not only explained how posture is compromised but has also devised an effective system to give the spine the space it needs to stretch. Through a dental splint, called Rectifier, the skull is brought back to its ideal position. The skull’s repositioning in a correct position allows the spine to return to its physiological condition.
Thanks to the Rectifier, the most common neck pains can be eliminated as their cause and postural problems, are removed.