This article tackles the causes of postural problems. We will illustrate the mainstream view, explaining its flaws and then provide Starecta’s point of view.
Let’s start by saying that mainstream “experts” do not have a clear understanding of how the human postural system works. They state that we are dealing with a very complex system, throwing the term “chaotic” about.
Since we are in a “chaotic” system, a single cause of postural problems cannot be determined. Therefore, given the uncertainty, they establish that anything can be the cause of postural problems.
This is what 95% of everyone who deals with posture will tell you (posturologists, personal trainers, physiatrists, physiotherapists, orthopedists, osteopaths, chiropractors, etc): “since the human being is a highly complex biological, biochemical, biomechanical system, the origin of a postural problem derives from multifactorial problems”.
They say that everything is important: any possible cause should be taken into consideration.
Obviously, the logical consequence is that there are so many causes of postural problems and that immobility is the only rational solution, in the end. According to these “specialists”, every force of nature conspires to give you bad posture.
The run-of-the-mill posturologist doesn’t know what causes poor posture, and so they throw this long list of possibilities in your face.
According to your standard posturologist, postural problems can be caused by:
– the eyes (defects of convergence, heterophoria, astigmatism, myopia etc …);
– the mouth (malocclusion, dental problems, missing elements, bad prostheses etc …);
– from the tongue (atypical swallowing);
– from the ear (dizziness, labyrinthitis, labyrintholiasis, earwax, etc …):
But that’s not all. To make the “chaotic system” even more stochastic they have decided that postural problems cannot only be caused by descending causes, but also by ascending ones.
Hence the ascending problems depend on:
– and even the intestines.
Lastly, some have decided to make their own contribution to muddying the waters, stating that there are not only ascending and descending causes for bad posture, but also psychological ones. So the psyche must also be added to this list.
Practically speaking, to list all the causes of postural problems one should write a special ten-volume encyclopedia. Luckily digital encyclopedias have been invented that don’t take up physical space.
As it seems, the average posturologist is extremely confused. They are mistaking causes with effects.
There are no ascending causes for postural problems
The reality is quite different and Starecta laid it out brilliantly in their free book: read it here
The truth is, there is only one cause for postural problems: and that is craniomandibular misalignment. The only cause that generates bad posture is of the descending type and the eyes, ears or even the psyche have nothing to do with it. I repeat, the only cause of bad posture is craniomandibular in nature.
After reading Starecta’s book (https://www.starecta.com/book/) anyone would understand that ascending causes can be struck off the list of causes forever as they have nothing to do with postural problems.
Incorrect breech load or misalignment of the hip and pelvis are consequences of craniomandibular problems, they are not the cause.
The knee is one of the most frequent victims of postural collapse as it is an important joint. But this is not the cause of postural collapse.
A piercing or an aggressive mother is not the cause of postural collapse.
How are postural problems displayed?
The reasons for postural problems depend on the skull being positioned incorrectly. The jaw cannot support it adequately due to a bad dental extrusion.
Dental work might actually compromise the craniomandibular relationship. Due to this work, the jaw cannot support the skull anymore, and a slow decline begins which leads the spine to be increasingly compressed. This creates facial asymmetries and postural problems.
Under the weight of the skull, which is not supported by the teeth (not adequately extruded or filed by an unwitting dentist), the spine bends to create the most common postural dysfunctions.
This is why dentists who are unaware of the importance of the jaw should not do dental work because filing a molar can compromise craniomandibular stability. Compromising craniomandibular stability inevitably generates postural problems.
If you want to understand how human biomechanics works, then read the free Starecta book: https://www.starecta.com/book/
When you meet a postural “expert” who claims that there are numerous causes of postural problems (descending and ascending) in all likelihood they have never read Starecta’s book. What’s most likely is that they don’t have a clear idea of what causes postural problems. And they certainly don’t know where to start helping you.