Most people don’t know that they have to take care of their spine. Nobody tells them to do that but you should be taking care of your spine from when you are born. Just like you would take care of any other body part you have. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not do that and you’re not told to do that.
If more people were told to take care of their spines at a younger age then more people would do it. The thing about your spine, just like your teeth, it has to be taken care of. We do things to our bodies on a regular basis which is hard on our bodies. These things that we do on a normal day like the way we sit or stand, can take a toll on your spine and contort it. It can create shifts and misalignments. These things need to be addressed because they compress your nerves and when your nerves are compressed things don’t work the way they should.
Because a lot of people have not been told at an early age to take care of their spines they go through life compounding stress and compression on their nervous system and eventually it leads to pain and discomfort. These are body signals that happen when something is really wrong and your body cannot take the pain any longer. When people start going to the Chiropractor they are realizing that they are now having to undo 20-30 years of damage.
It’s not always about if you have pain. You might experience a fall and have no pain as a result, however, you should get an adjustment because although you might not have pain right away, the fall might have compressed a nerve and you may experience pain later if left untreated.
People ask all the time, do I have to continue care. The answer is you don’t have to but you should want to. You should want to take care of the one spine you were given. The fact is that it’s the one thing in your body that cannot be replaced.
If you’re someone who wants to be able to live longer and have better function in their body you should get your spine checked on a regular basis. If it’s important for you to be able to walk and sit then get adjusted regularly.
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