The Many Functions of Your Spine

by Dr. Travis Utter
March 30th, 2016

Better understanding of your body can help you lead a healthier life. When you treat your body well, not only does it function better, but it is also less vulnerable to injuries. Your spine is something that it is particularly important to take care of due to its important role in your body.

Functions of the Spine

Protection of Your Nerves

Your nerve system travels throughout your entire body, and your nerves pass through your spine in order to connect to your brain. Any malfunctions or abnormalities in the spine can disrupt the normal sending of these impulses to the brain, which can have a ripple impact on your body.

Help with Flexibility and Movement

Muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues associated with the body’s movement are connected to the spine. Your spine assists in the proper movement of these tissues, thus allowing you to be more flexible in how you move.

Support to Your Body

This applies particularly to the head as the spine is responsible for carrying your skull properly. In the same way, it also offers strength and support to other parts of your body, serving as a central balancing force.

Chiropractic Spine Care

Knowing more about the value of your spine makes you want to protect it and keep it in good condition. However, there are unavoidable instances in which your spine can be injured or damaged due to issues like a car accident or slip & fall. If this happens, it is important that you have your spine treated properly and immediately in order to ensure that the condition does not worsen.

How Does Chiropractic Help an Injured Spine?

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat an injured spine. Adjustments are done to bring your spine back to its normal state in a natural and low-risk way. No medications or surgeries are used, which means you also avoid the risks associated with more traditional approaches. Chiropractors focus on addressing core issues, not just symptoms, in order to provide effective, long-lasting results.