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The Body’s Proper Spinal Alignment And Chiropractic Repair

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When a machine isn’t working correctly because the mechanism’s parts have slipped, shifted, become loose, and are on the verge of breaking down, an expert/professional is called in to repair the damaged parts. The same can be said of the spine. From all the movement at home, work, shopping, and activities, the spine also compresses and falls out of place, becoming misaligned. That’s when individuals need to call a chiropractor to repair/realign the spine. The spine is an integral component of the body’s functionality and health. This includes:

  • Structure
  • Support
  • Flexibility
  • Shock absorption
  • Protection of the neural tissues

Healthy Spinal Alignment

For the spine to operate at its best proper alignment is necessary. The spine is impacted by everyday activities that shift, jolt, bounce, and stress the spine. Exacerbating the regular wear and tear includes:

Spinal misalignment disrupts the essential functions that can lead to illness/disease. Some simple ways to assess individual spinal alignment.

  • The ears, shoulders, hips, and knees should be aligned. From side to side when facing straight forward.
  • Spinal rotation can be assessed by bending forward and touching the toes. Have a mirror or someone to look for a rib hump that is also used in scoliosis screening
  • The head, shoulders, and spinal curves generally align from the side, creating an S shape.

Every individual’s spine varies significantly. A professional chiropractic examination, diagnosis, and customized treatment plan will maximize spinal alignment and overall health.

Chiropractors are the Expert Realignment Specialists

Chiropractors are specially trained at spotting spinal misalignment/s and repairing them. This is done non-invasively through manual adjustments and mobilization techniques. When the spine is in optimal alignment, it will activate the body’s natural healing abilities. Once spinal alignment is achieved, the chiropractor can help maintain proper alignment with exercise, health coaching, lifestyle adjustments, and nutrition to maximize individual health.


Body Composition


A partner, spouse, friend, co-worker, or professional for maintaining health

Finding someone to share the highs and lows during an individual’s health journey will significantly help relieve stress and continue to be motivated. It can be a spouse, best friend, coworker, or licensed professional. When individuals vocalize their thoughts and feelings, they gain confidence in their ability to handle whatever comes their way. This is an individual that will help navigate the negative emotions by listening and providing advice and encouragement. Take some time every week to share successes, failures, goals, etc. Whatever comes to mind to get it out there so it can be evaluated and broken down into manageable parts. The great thing about sharing is that it can inspire positive changes.

References

Diebo, Bassel G et al. Sagittal alignment of the spine: What do you need to know? Clinical neurology and neurosurgery vol. 139 (2015): 295-301. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.10.024

Caprara, Sebastiano, et al. Spinal sagittal alignment goals based on statistical modeling and musculoskeletal simulations. Journal of biomechanics vol. 102 (2020): 109621. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109621

Senzon, Simon A. The Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation Part 10: Integrative and Critical Literature From 1996 and 1997. Journal of chiropractic humanities vol. 25 146-168. 6 Apr. 2019, doi:10.1016/j.echu.2018.10.008

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