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Why Your Back Needs Attention Now and Forever

By Genevieve Cunningham

If we’re all honest with ourselves, one of the most forgotten parts of our bodies is the back. When we’re young, we don’t really have any comprehension of what it’s like to deal with pain in this area. As we get older, we begin to feel the discomfort, but we ignore it, thinking that it’s just a normal part of growing up. While a little bit of back pain might be normal and is certainly not anything to fear, it’s really important to give this area of your body the attention it deserves. Take a look at these reasons why you should give yours a little TLC, followed by some tips on how to do so.

Your Back Has Multiple (Important!) Functions

It’s easy to take the back and spine for granted. We’re so used to the spine doing its job without complaint, we often fail to realize just how much it’s doing on a regular basis. For starters, the spine helps to hold us upright. If the spine is weak or unhealthy, it shows in our inability to stand strong and tall. The spine also plays a role in the nervous system in the body. Why does this matter? Because the nervous system is your body’s communication tool. It relies on this system to take messages from the brain to various nerve receptors, and then to take messages back to the brain. Without it, the communication would be severely hampered or even lost.

A Healthy Spine Impacts Everything Else in the Body

Because of the spine’s role in the nervous system, various other systems in the body are affected by its health or lack thereof. An unhealthy nervous system may cause symptoms such as a weakened immune system, slow digestion, headaches and a lack of concentration, and many others. The healthier you keep the spine, the better this system can function, and the easier it is to keep the body well as a whole.

What You Can Do To Keep Yours Healthy

If you’re looking for ways to keep your spine healthy, look no further than these simple tips:

  • Get Consistent Exercise - You don’t have to do it every day, but at least four times a week will help keep the body and the back strong and healthy.

  • Maintain an Appropriate Weight - Excess weight can cause pain in the back. To maintain your weight, try eating a well-balanced diet and staying active.

  • Get Chiropractic Care - If you really want to keep your spine healthy, this is one of the best ways to do it. A chiropractor can help reduce joint restriction and discomfort in your body, which ultimately leads to more flexibility, greater balance, and overall better health.

If you’re ready to give your back the attention it deserves, head over to The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint has chiropractors who care about your well-being, and to make it easier to get care, they offer walk-in visits and affordable pricing that can’t be beat. A healthy body is possible if you pay attention and take advantage of the help that's available. Get your back on the healthy track starting with a trip to The Joint today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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