Having poor posture can lead to a variety of health concerns; however, if the underlying issue goes beyond poor posture and is due to spinal misalignment, the problems can be more severe. So, how does your spine affect your health? Think of the spine as your frame. For all of your body systems to function correctly, this frame needs to be aligned, or it will put pressure in all the wrong places, including the joints, the electrical (nervous) system, and the plumbing (all of the organs and blood vessels). When you have a properly aligned spine, you will have the best functioning musculoskeletal and nervous system possible.
How Does Your Spine Affect Your Health?
In many cases, stomach pain, indigestion, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as migraines, headaches, breathing issues, and chronic back pain, can all be traced back in part to a misaligned spine. Traditional medical practitioners may prescribe anti-heartburn or anti-inflammatory drugs, but these don’t address a major source of the problem. For people suffering from painful stomach problems and circulatory and immune system issues, you may be surprised to learn that chiropractic treatment can help alleviate your symptoms. However, chiropractic care that utilizes Chiropractic BioPhysics® can go beyond just relieving symptoms to provide long-term improvements through corrective care.
How does your spine affect your health? Your spine connects your brain to your neck, mid, and lower back and carries nerve signals back and forth from your brain to your body. These nerve signals are how you feel sensations, coordinate your body movements, and maintain homeostasis in your body. When aligned, the brain-body connection is strong, and your body is better able to adapt to all environmental challenges, whether that be exercise, stress, or a virus.
A misaligned spine will impact your mobility, flexibility, and your neurology function, and it also tends to put direct pressure on the skeletal, organ, and vascular systems. You will continue to function, but under constant tension and pressure, which leads to faster aging, degeneration, and a variety of symptoms as your body works at a lower function.
Spinal misalignments that are left untreated can lead to scoliosis, adult spinal deformity, disc injuries, and in later years, compression fractures. If you are experiencing any of the above, visiting a chiropractor who incorporates Chiropractic BioPhysics® can provide you with a corrective treatment plan to improve your spinal alignment.
Keeping Your Spine Aligned and Healthy
Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body, and it plays an important role in both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. When your spine is misaligned, the signals to and from your brain become disrupted, and the resulting pain you experience is due to the inflammation created from unbalanced pressures in the spine. While proper spinal alignment will ultimately lead to having a better posture, there are many other benefits as well, including the following:
- More energy: When you feel less pain, you will have more energy to do the things you love.
- Improved nerve function: You will experience better cognitive, respiratory, and neurological health because your brain is better able to process and send signals throughout your body.
- Improved posture: Having a good posture allows your body to stay balanced and keeps stress off of your neck, back, hips, knees, and ankles.
- Better range of motion: The more range you have, the more active you can be.
- Happier mood: Pain can cause irritability and depression. A properly aligned spine can minimize pain and get you back to enjoying your life.
Since your spine is at the core of every function of your body, your spine greatly affects your health. Some individuals experience very mild symptoms of spinal misalignment, so it is often left untreated. To determine if your spine has the right curvature, it’s best to seek a licensed chiropractor who is trained to detect and correct misalignments. Chiropractors who incorporate Chiropractic BioPhysics® can specifically detect and fix these misalignments to get you back to your optimal health.
At PostureWorks, we evaluate your spinal health using a biometrics analysis, incorporating your personal health goals to provide you with a customized treatment plan that includes postural exercises, neuro-muscular reeducation, and spinal alignment traction to optimize your posture while correcting any existing spinal misalignments. When your spine has the correct curvature, your body’s movement, function, and nerve communication will perform at their best, keeping your body healthy.
Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or CBP, is a deeply researched and results-oriented corrective care technique. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health and optimal function while eliminating the source of pain and circulatory and nervous dysfunction. CBP is conservative, evidence-based, and non-invasive. To learn more about how your spine affects your health or to schedule your appointment with PostureWorks, contact us today.