When we’re thinking of our overall health very seldom do we make the connection to our spine, when, in fact, spine health has an immense impact on our overall health.

There are nerves that connect your internal organs to your spine. These nerves and channels have to remain free of interference in order to function correctly.

As tension builds up in the body, your spine can end up shifting out of alignment, putting a tremendous amount of stress and tension on the body’s nervous system. This is called a subluxation.

A subluxation can be thought of in the same way as a blown fuse — it can disrupt an entire system.

This month, since stress seems to be on the rise, it’s a good idea to do a few things to enhance your spine health.

First, exercising and targeting your core muscle groups will help to build the muscles that surround your spine, which provide shock absorption.

Stretching your spine is also hugely important. Take a yoga class with a good instructor and it will pay off in dividends.

Another great way to improve your spine health is to focus on your posture and to try to limit the amount of time you spend sitting each day. Investing in a standing elevating desk converter will help you mix up your work day.

Lastly, chiropractic treatment is a great way to fortify your spine and give it the tension release and drug-free pain relief it needs to help you function at 100% for the long haul. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments help entire families stay healthy and happy!