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Why the Spine is One of Your Most Important Parts

By Genevieve Cunningham

The spine is a part of the body that gets a lot of attention -- usually when there is something negative attached to it. Break your back or crack your spine? It gets a lot of serious attention. Back pain? Yeah, that will attract a few eyeballs too. When a person experiences back pain, they tend to pay attention and get care for their spine because it's so important; if it's not functioning, you really know -- and it will let you know it with the pain it puts you through. However, what if we gave our spine attention before bad things happened? Would any of these things be preventable? Would our overall health improve? Take a look at these reasons that the spine is so important to our bodies and health, followed by how you can keep it healthy long-term.

The Central Nervous System and Structural System

Two of the most important functions of the spine have to do with communication and holding the body upright. The spine is an obvious huge part of our skeletal system, which is responsible for providing us shape and support. Without a healthy spine, our general shape and support system suffers greatly. When it comes to communication, the spine is an integral part of the central nervous system (CNS), which is responsible for all sorts of communication from the brain to the body, and vice versa. When any part of the CNS is unhealthy, the intended messages are often not sent -- or at the very least misconstrued. This means that all areas of the body, such as digestion, metabolism, and many other area, may take a hit because it's getting compromised information.

Regular Exercise and Chiropractic Care

Because of the essential job functions of the spine, keeping it healthy is a must. Two excellent ways to do this are through exercise and chiropractic care. Exercise, as we all know, boosts our health in general. Weight maintenance, flexibility, and our general activity level are just a few of the areas that stay healthy as a result of regular exercise. The spine is another important area that needs to remain active and flexible in order to function at optimal level.

Chiropractic care may likewise help the spine to stay healthy. Through spinal manipulation, chiropractors help keep the spine properly aligned and mobile, which then helps to maintain the health of the CNS. Messages are carried throughout the body properly, and each body system sees improvements as a result.

If chiropractic care sounds like an area of spinal health that you would like to explore, try The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint makes getting quality care easy and stress-free. Walk in at any time to take advantage of their walk-in appointment policy. You may also enjoy the use of an extremely affordable pricing plan. A chiropractor at The Joint may help keep your spine aligned and your health in better condition as a result.

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


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