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Why is the Spine's Alignment So Important for Your Health?

By Stepy Kamei

When it comes to taking care of our overall health and wellness, we may think we've got things under control, but we're often woefully unprepared with the knowledge we need to really make a difference. For instance, you more than likely already know about the importance of maintaining a physical fitness routine and eating a healthy diet. These are good areas to start improving your lifestyle, but there's even more you can be doing. You may not realize it, but you should be taking great care to keep your spine in good health at all times. This is because poor spinal health can do much more than merely create back pain; poor spinal health can end up damaging other aspects of your health and even hurt many other areas of your body. Do your well-being a favor and consider seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis to really get the ball rolling on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Alignment of the Spine Significantly Impacts the Body

In order to better understand the importance of spinal health and chiropractic care, it may help to learn more about the spine's functions and significance in your body. The spine has two major functions. It serves to keep the body balanced and upright, and it works to protect the central nervous system. When the spinal column is in its proper alignment, the entire body is in balance, and the central nervous system is able to facilitate communication between the body and the brain at an efficient rate. 

Unfortunately, many outside factors can cause misalignments, or subluxations, to appear in the spine. Injuries, accidents, tension, and overworking the muscles can all lead to subluxations. You may not even realize your spine is out of alignment, but you will more than likely notice some of the resulting side effects which can, and often do, occur: Headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, joint pain, digestive issues, and chronic fatigue are just some of the many ways in which your body may be telling you that you have a vertebra out of alignment. This is because the body is thrown off balance and must work harder to compensate for spinal misalignments, not to mention that the central nervous system is unable to perform to the best of its ability. 

When you come into The Joint for an initial consultation, you may notice an improvement in the way you feel, physically and mentally, after just one adjustment. Make this a regular part of your health and wellness routine for a better lifestyle overall.

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