Our spine – the scaffolding platform for our nervous system
Our spinal structure, the scaffolding platform for our nerve system is a hardworking structure. Multi-tasking executives today have a lot on their shoulders, wearing many different hats. From the corporate go-getter to the weekend warrior or the multi-tasking parent, the busy lifestyles you lead may be causing you pains and aches in your body.
Our spine is the most important structure of our musculoskeletal system. It supports our bodies to face the demands and stresses of daily life. Yet, this body structure is often ignored in our overall health management. Your spine can degenerate quicker than you think if not properly cared for.
What causes Spine Injuries?
Many relate spine injuries from mainly accidents, traumas, falls or playing sports. However, the most common cause of spinal problems in our modern society is from our daily job – slouching over computer for long hours, repeated carrying of heavy backpacks or shoulder bags and other daily activities. Over time, the muscles around your spine become tight and tense.
The muscles aches around your neck region to your lower back are tell-tale signs that your spinal bones could have become compressed and torqued, causing irritability in daily locomotion. As one ages, the spinal discs (the cushions of cartilage) between the spinal bones also start to undergo wear and tear. There are little or no obvious symptoms to notice, but can be easily detected and treated by a Chiropractic doctor.
Chiropractic Care can treat Spinal Problems
If the spinal problem is not detected early, the weakening of your spinal discs can result in disc bulging, misalignment, or even bone spurs. These could result in painful and dangerous compression of your spinal nerves. That is why regular spinal check-ups and corrective treatments are important as early detection can help prevent and decrease the risk of spinal degeneration.