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3 Reasons to Maintain a Healthy Spine

By Donna Stark

We all know that the frame of a house is important, right? Basically, the frame is the skeleton of your home. It provides the support and shape that is needed for the house to stand. If, for any reason the frame is compromised, the potential for future problems, such as sagging floors and ceilings (or worse yet, a complete collapse of the home) can increase significantly. You always want to make sure your frame is strong and that you do what it takes to keep it "healthy" during its lifetime.

The same thing can be said about your spine. Like the frame of a house, your spine provides the support and shape that your body requires for optimal function. You want your spine to be strong, that's for sure, but you also want to make sure your spine stays healthy during the course of your lifetime, and your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help with that. But before we talk about chiropractic care, let's take a look at the top three reasons why a healthy spine is so important.

Support

The spine provides both strength and support for your body. It carries your weight, offers stability, and holds your head above your shoulders. On top of that, the natural curves of your spine help the body withstand the excess stress that often accompanies significant changes, such as weight gain and pregnancy.

Movement

The intricate design of the spine along with your nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments allow your body to move. You can bend, stretch, lean, twist, walk, run, lift, and turn your head when your spine is healthy, but if it's not, the luxury of movement you experience every day can be seriously limited.

Protection

One of the most important functions of the spine is the protection it provides for the body's spinal cord (the bundle of nerves that connects your brain with everything else in the body). Without the spinal cord, you wouldn't be able to move and your organs wouldn't be able to function as they should. It is vital that the spinal cord is protected if you want to live a healthy and active life.

Chiropractic Care for a Healthy Spine

Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know how important it is to have a strong and healthy foundation for your body, and their main goal is to help you achieve that! By placing the body in its proper alignment, encouraging correct posture, and removing joint dysfunctions and nerve interference, they are able to strengthen and enhance the function of your spine. And as you know by now, a strong spine is a healthy spine, and a healthy spine leads to a healthy life! So come on in today! With more than 475 locations nationwide, no appointment required, and daily hours, it couldn't be any easier to maintain the framework of your body!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Sacramento, Calif.

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