Saving Your Spine With Chiropractic
By Brandi Goodman
Your overall health and wellness is of utmost importance and keeping your spine healthy is part of that. An injured, damaged, or simply misaligned spine can cause all sorts of problems for the body. Your immune system and other systems within your body may become compromised and fail to work efficiently. You may suffer poor sleep that leads to stress. Stress could lead to pain and illness. Use chiropractic care and advice to save your spine and your health.
Getting Regular Chiropractic Care
The first step when you notice back pain or any problems with your spine is to visit the chiropractor. You want to receive regular chiropractic care if you hope to keep your spine in alignment and get additional tips and advice that can help you maintain your spine's well-being and your wellness overall. Your chiropractor will recommend a particular schedule depending on what your precise problems are.
Choosing Spine-Healthy Foods
Your chiropractor may recommend some spine-healthy foods that are best for your body. Drinking plenty of water is of course the start as water helps your spine and joints remain flexible and able to operate. Getting enough calcium and Vitamin D in your diet is also important for your bones and joints.
Giving Your Spine Proper Rest
Too many people suffer some poor sleep because they do not give their spine the proper rest. An outdated mattress, flat pillow, and wrong sleeping position can all do harm to the spine. It's important that you change the way you sleep and update your sleeping arrangements so your spine is adequately supported throughout the night. A mattress should be replaced at least every eight years and the pillow you use should feel comfortable without causing any neck pain. It's also best to sleep on the side rather than on your stomach.
Using Technology in a Safer Way
Technology has taken over the world -- and it's caused some problems. Your neck cannot handle constantly hanging downward as you look at a screen. Your spine should not be bent as you hunch over a phone or similar device. You need to use technology in a safer way if you don't want to develop tech neck and spinal problems because of it. You need to keep your spine straight and your head facing forward. Bring your device up so it remains at eye level. Be sure you're looking away from the screen often as well so you're not straining your neck or eyes.
Keep these tips in mind and you should have a healthier spine that continues to allow your body to function optimally. Just one joint restriction is all it takes to throw your spine out of alignment. Visit The Joint Chiropractic regularly for further tips and adjustments that will keep your spine working well.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.