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Spinal misalignments are at the root of most cases of back pain. In fact, pain from a misalignment of the spine can radiate throughout your body. Using poor posture as you sit or stand can lead to a damaging misalignment and chronic pain. To protect the health of your spine, you should aim to stand and sit with neutral spine posture. In this position, you’ll achieve near-perfect spinal alignment and reduce strain on your back.
To find neutral spine posture, it helps to understand the structure of the spine. There are three main curves in the spine: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. In a neutral position, an outward curve starts in the cervical spine and continues through the thoracic spine. The bottom half of the thoracic spine curves slightly inward. That inward curve becomes more dramatic in the lumbar spine. In neutral position, your shoulders should be relaxed, your neck should be held high, your back should be straight, and your pelvis should be pushed slightly forward.
At Chiropractic Plus, our doctors are committed to helping you maintain good spine health without medications and invasive treatments. If you are suffering from the effects of spinal misalignment, our back and neck adjustments can help. Make an appointment at our chiropractic clinic near Denver today by calling (888) 706-6034.
Sitting at your desk all day is one of the most damaging things you can do to your back. It’s important to take frequent breaks to ward off pain and problems with your spine. With a few simple stretches, performed right in your seat, you can keep your back feeling healthy and strong.
Watch this video to learn five stretches that will help improve your desk posture and prevent pain. Do this series of neck and shoulder rolls and chest and side stretches a few times a day, or any time you feel achiness creeping into your shoulders and back as you work.
If too much time in front of the computer has left you with a sore back, Chiropractor Plus near Denver can help. Contact us to find out how our back and neck adjustments can help you resolve pain without medication. Schedule an appointment today by calling (888) 706-6034.
Spinal misalignment can have a major impact on your health. Even a slight misalignment can cause chronic back pain and a host of other symptoms. Regular visits to a chiropractor will help keep your spine in top shape, but what else can you do to improve your spine health? These exercises will promote proper spine alignment and help you keep misalignment-related health issues at bay.
Simple Stretch A well-stretched spine is a healthy spine. That is because stretching helps to loosen muscles that could otherwise tug your vertebrae out of position. To stretch your spine safely, get on your back and bend your right knee up over your hip. Gently grab the raised knee with your left hand and pull it across your body to the left. Don’t force the knee down—simply move it until you feel a stretch. Hold for at least 30 seconds as you breathe deeply, and then repeat on the other side.
Slow Roll Ease stiffness and promote healthy spacing between vertebrae with this move. Lie on the floor, bend your knees, and put your feet one hip-width apart. Your arms should lie loosely by your sides. Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, gently push your lower back into the floor. Once your back is flat, try to roll your spine off the floor vertebrae by vertebrae. Once you’ve rolled the spine up and your weight is resting on your shoulders, roll it slowly back down, starting at the top. Repeat this cycle up to 10 times, once per day.
Strong Balance Your spine is surrounded by a series of small muscles that offer protection and strength. Keep these muscles healthy by working on your balance. Starting on your hands and knees, extend your right arm forward and your left leg backwards, working to maintain a straight back. Balance in that position and then switch to the other side. Hold for 10 seconds and perform 10 times on each side.
When you are experiencing back pain, Chiropractic Plus can help. We can resolve your issues through back adjustment and massage, without medication. You can schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors by calling (888) 706-6034.
If you are having digestive issues, you may not think of calling a chiropractor first, but a growing body of research suggests that perhaps you should. Chronic digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome have a strong neurological component. For this reason, spinal misalignment can inflame digestive issues. If you suffer from nausea, gas, and indigestion on a regular basis, here are a few reasons you should consider addressing your symptoms with a chiropractor.
Link Between Nerves and Digestion Your nervous system plays a number of important roles in digestion. Sympathetic nerves from the thoracic and lumbar regions of your spine help control the speed of digestion, as do sacral parasympathetic nerve fibers. The large vagus nerve that begins in your brain cord connects to all of your major digestive organs. These nerves help stimulate digestion. Any malfunction of these nerves can cause digestive problems. Digestion may be slowed, which causes symptoms such as constipation, gas, nausea, and bloating.
Impact of Spinal Misalignments When your spine is not in proper alignment, vertebrae and herniated discs can apply pressure to nerves. When this pressure is placed on nerves that feed into your digestive system, you could experience symptoms of slowed digestion as well as abdominal pain. Spinal misalignments also interfere with your body’s ability to heal itself, so any digestive health problems you face are likely to be chronic.
Relief Through Chiropractic Care Chiropractic care can help alleviate your digestive woes without medications. Through back and neck adjustments, a chiropractor can restore proper spinal alignment and remove pressure from effected nerves. If your digestive nerves were impacted by spinal misalignments, called subluxations, the release of pressure can help return normal functioning to your digestive system.
Chiropractors can do far more than relieve back pain. Call Chiropractic Plus at (888) 706-6034 to find out more about the far-reaching health benefits of spine adjustments, or visit us on the Web to peruse our list of services.