The Secrets of an Aligned Spine
By Sara Butler
Your chiropractor views the health of your spine as your ticket to a healthier and better quality of life. They believe that when your spine is aligned, then you are able to attain optimal function as well as optimal health. In order to achieve this optimal function, there are things you need to realize about taking control of your own health. Here are the secrets of an aligned spine that your chiropractor wants to clue you in on!
Perception is Important
Most of the time, a person sees a chiropractor for the first time because they are experiencing pain of some kind. Hey – no shame there! The important thing is that you’re finally at the chiropractor and taking a proactive approach to your health. The point is this: Most people don’t have a reference point for their spine until they’re in pain. If that’s the only way you ultimately become aware of your spine, then you may have some trouble ahead.
When you have a heightened perception of your spine, then you are better able to understand when something isn’t right, maybe even before the pain really begins. That’s because if you have a better perception, you can begin to change habits or lifestyle choices that are having a negative impact on your spine.
This isn’t just the realm of Santa Claus. Your chiropractor isn’t concerned with how naughty or nice you’ve been this year; they’re more concerned with the actions you’re taking to care for your spine. For example, if you enjoy gardening, do you take breaks often and change position periodically? If not, then you may notice problems getting up from a certain position when you’re finished or being uncomfortable long after you’re done. When you’re attuned to your spine, then you’re able to see how your behavior can impact it, and then make changes accordingly in order to maintain the health of your spine – health that translates to better health overall.
Finally, you need to protect your spine physically by preserving proper structure – and this is where your friendly neighborhood chiropractor comes into play. Your spine is like the foundation of a home. If one piece of the foundation shifts, then it makes the whole structure unstable. This is how your spine functions in regards to your overall health. Protect your foundation and you protect your health, too.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.