Mar
02

Happy Spine, Happy You

The spine has a vital role in your body, so if you want to be healthy, you should keep your spine healthy too.

Your spine protects your spinal cord, nerve roots, internal organs, keeps your balance, provides structural support, and gives you full, flexible motion. If you find yourself struggling with aches and pains, could it be possible that you need to do the following?

KNOW YOUR ERGONOMICS

If you spend the majority of your day sitting (and possibly slouching), then you may like to make a few changes to benefit your spine. Did you know your lower spinal discs are under a lot more pressure when you sit down? Take breaks and walk around often, while making sure you have an ergonomic chair and computer setup. Consult your chiropractor to find out how you should set your computer up to benefit your entire body.

EXERCISE

Your spine receives its support from your abdomen muscles and lower back. If these muscles are weak, your spine suffers. A chiropractor can recommend some beneficial and targeted exercises to carry out every day to strengthen these muscles.

WEAR QUALITY FOOTWEAR

Whether you’re going for a jog, a walk, or you’re pacing around your office, make sure your shoes are benefiting your spine. The best pair of shoes provides a snug fit around the heel area. If you struggle to get the correct support your spine needs, talk to your chiropractor about shoe orthotics.

REST IT

After a full day of keeping you upright, your spine needs some rest. For that, you need the most comfortable bed and mattress possible. If you find yourself sleeping funny or waking up with a sore back, consider purchasing a new, supportive mattress that encourages a favourable sleeping position. The best pillow and mattress is often a personal choice but opts for one that rests your neck and spine in a natural position.

SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your spine is something you should not take for granted. If you’re struggling with back pain or spinal discomfort, consulting a chiropractor means receiving advice from a highly trained health professional who specialises in matters of the spine. They can identify any problem areas and recommend a tailored treatment plan. A chiropractor can also suggest beneficial exercises to encourage blood flow and speed up healing

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