Improve Back Mobility with a Chiropractor's Help
By Stepy Kamei
It's hard not to be impressed by the dynamic of the spinal column. It's an incredibly strong body part: it serves to keep the body balanced while also protecting the central nervous system so it can coordinate communication between the body and the brain. However, the spinal cord must also remain flexible and mobile in order to allow the body to move and stay balanced. In this way, the spinal column is very strong, yet very vulnerable to sustaining injuries and/or damage. You do have the ability to protect your spinal column, which can improve your overall sense of health and well-being. Making smart choices about your health, including seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis, can greatly increase the benefits of having a healthy spinal column.
Improving Flexibility with Smart Lifestyle Choices
You no doubt already know that getting enough exericse on a regular basis is important for maintaining good physical (and even mental) health and wellness. One of the very many reasons exercise is so beneficial is that it can increase and improve the mobility of your back and spinal column. This in turn can improve your sense of balance and your ability to exercise even more.
If you are still working up the stamina needed to exercise reguarly, consider starting out with low-impact workouts such as using a treadmill, cycling, or swimming. These activities allow you to control your pace, and they can build up your flexibility over time and with regular practice. Yoga is another great method for increasing mobility throughout the entire body, not to mention it can greatly reduce stress.
Be sure to also stay hydrated, meaning drink plenty of water (aim for half your weight in ounces per day). When the body has enough fluids, it's better able to function, which is good for spinal health as well.
Why Chiropractors Should Be Utilized Regularly
Many people falsely believe or assume that chiropractors should only be seen during instances of temporary back pain, for quick pain relief. Chiropractors are certainly able to work on treating acute pain, but it's really best to see a chiropractor on a regular basis in order to maintain a constant state of good health. Studies have shown that patients who receive chiropractic care and adjustments on a regular basis tend to experience greater flexibilty, increased energy, improved mental health, and a better sense of well-being overall.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.