Back Facts to Keep You Active

Bottom Line: Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back. It can be difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Age, lack of exercise, excess weight, improper lifting, and too many hours sitting can all result in low back pain. Research has shown that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. The good news is that researchers have also found that chiropractic care can not only help get you back on track after an injury, but could also help prevent future episodes of low back pain from occurring.

Why it Matters: Your spine is a marvel of engineering and design. Curves in your neck, mid-back, and low back distribute the load of gravity just like Roman architecture. The spinal discs act as a natural shock absorption system that is both strong and flexible. And winding its way through it all is our spinal cord and nerve roots- the magnificent communication system within our body. Keeping your back healthy is much more important than just avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life. Here are a few take away points:

– The nervous system is protected and housed within your spinal column as it travels to and from your brain to body

Human Spine. Black and white vector illustration.

– Back pain is often caused by the muscles or discs of the spine

– Chiropractic care has been shown to help over 90% of people find relief from back pain while also providing a statistically significant improvement in function

Next Steps: Doctors can assess the “health” of your spine through x-ray and a physical exam looking at range of motion, strength, and posture. By periodically checking your spine, we can help you take a pro-active approach to your spinal health. Research has shown that maintenance chiropractic care can help evaluate, detect, and prevent future episodes of low back pain. And, as you now know, spinal health is directly associated with living your best life!

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March 27th @ 7pm – How to bulletproof your low back

Science Source:

A Nonsurgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Herniated Disk: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with Follow-Up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2009
Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcome? SPINE. 2011

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What are we?

We only get one set of them.

We rarely clean them.

We use them every day.

They protect us from harm.

They help us to run.

Humming Birds help to clean them.

They help us to swim.

We help them when we sleep.

We need them to grow tall.

We need them to pick things off the floor.

People with bad ones get dizzy.

When we mis-shape, your legs hurt.

We’re made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, joints, and fibrous tissues.

What are we?

Your Spine

We are your spine. Your spine houses your spinal cord. The spinal cord transports messages from your brain out the nerves and back to the brain from each side of your vertebra. Those nerves control everything in your body. Nerves exit through openings between each of the  bones in you spine and control the sensory and motor function where those nerves go to. If your spine is misaligned, these bones put pressure on the nerves, causing the messages to not get through properly.

Chiropractors

Chiropractic is a healthcare field which utilizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and how it affects the preservation and restoration of health, by adjusting vertebra in the spine to relieve interference in the nervous system.

For 117 years chiropractors have been adjusting the spine to clear interference with the nervous system. As science catches up to the chiropractic adjustment, the scientific world is beginning to validate what chiropractors have been saying for over a century.

Scientific advancements studies:

Neck Pain   Spinal Adjustments, Rx, or  Exercise  for  Neck Pain

Headaches   Response of Adjustments for  headaches

Asthma   Asthma and chiropractic adjustments

Infant Reflux    Chiropractic care for reflux – Palmer Chiropractic Case Study

 

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