The Importance of Maintaining Your Spine
Have you ever heard the expression, “You’re only as healthy as your spine?” Okay, maybe you haven’t, but that doesn’t mean that the expression is any less true or accurate. As a matter of fact, your spine health is inextricably linked to all sorts of important systems of the body, like the nervous system, the immune system, the GI system, and more.
Below, we go over the importance of keeping your spine in line and in shape.
Think of your spine as having 3 primary functions:
- Protecting your spinal cord and associated nerves
- Providing structural support
- Providing balance to maintain a good upright posture
- Enabling flexibility for motion
A damaged spinal cord can affect all of the processes above, not to mention interrupt important neural responses, which can result in the disabling of sensation in certain areas of the body.
Treating your spine the right way might be something you’re unsure of how to do properly yet. Keep reading for a few tips!
1.) Never sacrifice proper lifting technique.
2.) Do yoga.
3.) Rest well.
4.) Focus on nutrition.
5.) Maintain a healthy body weight.
6.) Hydrate properly each day.
If you have any questions about additional measures you can take that are great for the spine, not to mention how chiropractic fits into your spine health picture, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.