The Importance of Spinal Health
By Sara Butler
You may have noticed that the chiropractors at The Joint care a lot about your spinal health. Why is that? What makes the spine so important and how does it impact your overall health and wellness? This is an important question to know the answer to because it helps to give chiropractic patients insight into why caring for their spine the right way is so imperative. Here’s what you should know!
Your Amazing Spine
Your spine provides you with many things. It houses and protects your central nervous system -- without which you wouldn’t be doing much -- and it supports your entire body. It provides you with the ability to bend, twist, walk, and do pretty much everything you need to do over the course of the day. If you injure your back or fail to care for it as you age, then you may have trouble walking, moving, twisting, sitting, bending, or even picking things up as a result.
If your spine isn’t working as it should, then the quality of your life can suffer. You likely won’t be able to enjoy doing the things you love. Your mobility may be limited and pain can be a daily occurrence in your life. Luckily, caring for your spine is simple -- especially with the help of the chiropractors at The Joint!
What You Can Do
Problems with your spine can arise at any time in your life, especially if you’ve suffered sports injuries or have practiced poor posture most of your life. In order to help prevent deterioration, you should work to strengthen your spine with exercise, daily stretching, and visits to the chiropractor to remove joint dysfunctions or restrictions.
It’s also important to pay attention to the way you move through your daily activities. When you sit, are you taking breaks at least once an hour to get out of the posture you’ve been sitting in and stretch? When you stand, are you aligned from head to toe or is your head hanging just a little bit forward? When you sleep, are you using pillows to help support your hips and lower back? Do you wake up in the morning feeling sore and stiff? Work with a chiropractor at The Joint to perfect your posture in any situation. It can help you feel better as you go through your daily routine and make you feel good knowing you’re caring for your spine the right way!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.