Dr. Jimenez Chiropractic Spine Care. The spinal column, also known as the backbone, is a strong, flexible structure. It holds the weight of the head and torso. It allows movement in many directions. If it were a straight, inflexible rod, it would make humans walk like robots. However, that is not the case. Instead, the spine is flexible (moved and supported by muscles), enabling the ability to twist, hit a golf ball, and bend.
The spinal column surrounds your spinal cord like a conduit around an electric cord. It protects the spinal cord, which can be thought of as a bundle of nerves running from the brain through the spinal column and branching out to the rest of the body. The spine consists of three natural curves; the neck curvature or cervical spine, the upper back curvature or thoracic spine, and the lower back curvature or lumbar spine, all of which make a slight “S” shape from the side.
The spine is an essential structure because it helps support the upright posture of humans and provides the body with the flexibility to move and protect the spinal cord. Spinal health is important to ensure the body is functioning to its fullest capacity. Dr. Alex Jimenez strongly indicates across his collection of articles on spine care how to properly support a healthy spine.
Neck aches, soreness, and pain symptoms are not always neck-related. Tight thoracic or mid-back muscles can pull on the neck… Read More
Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis or nr-axSpA and non-radiographic ankylosing spondylitis/AS are related. However, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis can present AS symptoms with… Read More
Ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is a type of inflammatory arthritis that usually impacts the spine, causing back stiffness and pain,… Read More
The spine is the body's central highway, with the spinal canal as the main lane that handles all the traffic.… Read More
Subluxation is when a joint shifts out of alignment, which can happen to any joint in the body. Spinal subluxation… Read More
Diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis usually involves multiple tests. When doctors order blood tests to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, an individual is experiencing… Read More
Spondyloarthritis is a group of inflammatory, immune-mediated diseases that cause chronic low back pain, inflammation, irritating aches, and pains. The… Read More
Introduction Maintaining healthy joints is crucial to preventing injuries from affecting the body. Incorporating physical activities, eating healthy foods, staying… Read More
Introduction The body has many nerve roots that are intertwined and coming out from the spinal cord, which is part of… Read More
Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) is a prevalent condition associated with many factors. Indeed, being overweight, having bad posture, congenital physiological derangements,… Read More
Dehydration affects the body physically and mentally but also affects the health of the spine's discs. Spinal discs that lack… Read More
Introduction For keeping the body upright and on the move, the spine plays an essential role in allowing the body to do… Read More