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The Spine: Your Best Supporter Through Life

By Genevieve Smith

Your spine provides many important functions for your body. Working to optimize the health of your back works to optimize the health of your life. Not only are your vertebrae the casing for a brilliant and crucial pathway of neurons which decide your every next step, they hold your body high in daily functions. The mobility of your spine affects your involvement in activities which engage both your upper and lower body, so it's important to keep your back healthy. Chiropractic seeks to address the esteemed functions of your spine through correcting sources of pain and neural blockages.

The Main Highway

Your spinal cord is the avenue through which your brain and body communicate. It allows impulses to travel from the brain to the body, and back from the body to the brain. Everything from sleepless nights to high blood pressure are controlled by the nervous system. Subluxations are interferences with your neural pathways by way of your stacked vertebrae. Chiropractic tackles these neural blockages to help uncloud the mist that is getting in the way between your brain and its expressions in the body!

The Infrastructure

Your backbone provides the ultimate structural component for your body. It allows for mobility, so you can live an active lifestyle. When your back is in pain, it can have a major impact on your life, from disrupting work to affecting your involvement in pleasurable activities. Half of working Americans speak to having back pain, while lower back pain is the leading cause of worldwide disability, as found by the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Regular adjustments combat pain by increasing blood flow and releasing pressure. The goal is to abate pain, but spinal manipulation can also result in improved range of motion.  

The Joiner

Your back connects to your hips and shoulders, which link on to your legs, ankles, arms and wrists. If you have chronic and unaddressed back pain, it is common for the body to overcorrect in order to lessen the original pain source; this creates problems which trickle into other parts of the body! In order to stay connected to an active lifestyle and a comfortable daily posture, one is best to tend to their spine to maintain its health.

The functions of your back are numerous and fantastic! Your back is Central HQ, housing a spinal cord carrying billions of neurological impulses, connecting to muscles which affect your body's structure, encasing tendons which join your core to all ends of your body. To tend to your back, come visit with the friendly and knowledgeable chiropractors at The Joint. Feel free to walk in anytime for a consultation, and ask about affordable pricing plans while you're at it. 

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


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