If you have ever had your back out of place and experienced the pain and limited mobility it often brings with it, you know how important it is to feeling good that your spine is properly cared for and in its correct position. But how important is your spine really? The answer is that it is incredibly important! Your spine health impacts the entire rest of your body.
Your spine provides protection for the central nervous system and all the nerve tendrils that connect your control center in the brain to all the other parts of your body, including organs. The spine also provides support to the rest of the body. The spine helps to hold your head and neck up, allowing for mobility. The spine also anchors other bone structures in your body to provide the ability you have to stand and move around.
When your spine is experiencing stress or is negatively affected by an accident or repeated trauma it can cause sickness, inability to move, intense pain, and other sicknesses. Being proactive in taking care of your spine is paramount if you want to keep yourself healthy, happy, and pain-free.
There are many things you can do at home to take care of your spine and protect it from injury. One very important thing to do is to keep unnecessary pressure off your back. This can be done while sitting by ensuring that you are properly positioned in your seat and have the proper support for your back that allows for the natural curve of your spine. When carrying heavy items, or toting about children, make sure to favor your back. Carry them close to your body and keep unneeded pressure off your back.
Another important thing to consider when you are thinking about your spine health is what kind of mattress you have and in what position you sleep in. You spend about a third of your life sleeping or in bed, so make sure you have a mattress that supports your spine and favors its natural curve. Sleeping on your back puts a lot of pressure on your back, so consider sleeping in a different position or putting a pillow under your knees to relieve some of the pressure your back is enduring every night.
If you are experiencing back pain or limited mobility in your back or neck it is important to get it checked out as soon as possible. Chiropractors are trained to help return your body to its proper place and functioning, this allows the body to relieve some of the stress that is preventing itself from being able to heal adequately and maintain health. Having a back adjustment for a spinal disk that is not in place will restore mobility and relieve pain and pressure that is surely interrupting your daily life.