Spinal Tips From Top to Bottom

Your spine is an important part of your body. If you really think about it, it spans a large portion of your body. Considering it touches everything from your head to your tailbone, it’s easy to see why it is so important. And, of course, there is that business about it being a part of the central nervous system. As you can readily see, the spine is a pretty big deal. Because of this, the health of your spine is also a big deal. Here are some tips for keeping it healthy from the very top to the very bottom.

Sleep Well

A lot of spinal injuries that are caused by sleeping are done to the neck area. Think about when you wake up with a crick in your neck. Generally, this is because you slept with your head in a weird position. In order to combat such happenings, use a properly sized pillow and a comfortable mattress. This will protect your entire spine, but especially the portion at the top.

Stretch Often

A stiff back is prone to injury. In order to protect your back, especially your lower back, make sure you have a regular stretching routine. When your body is not stretched, your lower back tends to be the area that overcompensates and picks up the slack. This is why such a large portion experience lower back pain on a regular basis. A simple stretch can prevent this by getting all of the muscles in your body ready to work.

Watch Your Posture

If you’re anything like me, your posture is terrible. Our growing dependence on technology doesn’t help the situation. Many of us have postures that include a bent neck, a slouched resting position, and a curved back. This is one of the worst things for the health of your spine. In order to protect your back, take a mental check of your posture on a regular basis. Stand upright, straighten out your back, and pull your shoulders down and back. Checking your posture regularly will help the health of your spine from top to bottom.

Chiropractic Care

Getting regular chiropractic care is another great way to watch the health of your spine. A chiropractor uses spinal manipulation to fix misalignments of the vertebrae. These misalignments often lead to pain, tension, and overall injury. Getting to the chiropractor regularly can mean that these misalignments get fixed before causing you problems. This is a great way to treat and prevent problems along the spine.

To get chiropractic care, visit The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, you may be able to get the help you need starting today. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and help you stay healthy and eliminate pain from top to bottom. Keep your spine healthy and in line with regular chiropractic care at The Joint.

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