The spine is made of 33 individual bones stacked one on top of the other. Ligaments and muscles connect the bones together and keep them aligned. The spinal column provides the main support for your body, allowing you to stand upright, bend, and twist. Protected deep inside the bones, the spinal cord connects your body to the brain, allowing movement of your arms and legs. Strong muscles and bones, flexible tendons and ligaments, and sensitive nerves contribute to a healthy spine. Keeping your spine healthy is vital if you want to live an active life.
Chiropractors are the recognised experts in keeping your spine healthy. The chiropractic profession has always been at the forefront of providing information, tips and tools about the prevention of spinal disorders for over 100 years.
Common spinal disorders that have a profound effect on your overall health are;
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Degenerative disc disease
These treatable conditions can impact a person’s ability to work and enjoy everyday activities. They can even disrupt healthy sleep patterns. Most chiropractic patients report that the activities of their daily lives improve under chiropractic care.
This year’s World Spine Day theme of “Straighten Up and Move” seems to be an appropriate reminder that all family members should go for a spinal “check-up” to identify any abnormalities in the structure or the movement patterns of their spines.
If you have any questions regarding yourself and/or your family’s spinal health, make an appointment today to see your Chiropractor.