What Are the Benefits of Normal Spinal Function?

At Horst Chiropractic in Temecula, CA, we take great pride in helping patients get the treatment that’s right for them. Chiropractic adjustments are always carefully tailored to the needs of the patient, but the commonality in almost every visit remains our goal of treating back pain and poor spinal function.

Many patients have experienced back pain or stiffness for so long that they don’t remember what proper spinal function means or feels like. Let’s cover some of the basics so you can understand why people may find chiropractic care beneficial to their overall sense of wellness.

What Is Proper Spinal Function?

In the most simple of terms, proper spinal function refers to your spinal column being properly aligned without significant problems that impact the structures of the back. Alignment should be optimal in the cervical spine (neck area), thoracic spine (chest portion of the spine), and the lumbar spine (the lower back). This all translates into proper function in the nerves of the spinal cord, the muscles of the back, and any other surrounding tissues or structures.

When the spine functions properly, a person can truly experience good general health as well as a positive sense self and overall well being.

No Issues with Pain

A spine that functions properly is free from aches and pains. That means when sitting down, standing up, walking, running, and performing regular daily activities, there is no soreness in any part of the back. When performing strenuous activities, the strain on the back will not be sufficient to cause serious discomfort.

Strength Throughout the Body

A properly functioning spine results in a sense of strength throughout the entire body. Patients will have strong core muscles and lower back muscles, allowing them to bear the weight of the body throughout the day without soreness. Strength can contribute to an active lifestyle as well as positive overall feelings when going about your day.

Full Mobility and Flexibility

When your back is functioning properly, there will be no issues with stiffness, poor flexibility, or hampered mobility. You ought to be able to rotate your back fully and freely. This goes along with having a strong back and a solid core.

What Can Lead to Poor Spinal Function?

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to proper spinal function. Yet many people do not experience good spinal health. Poor spinal function can be caused issues we experience each day, including:

  • Physical trauma and accidents
  • Repetitive stress from work
  • Poor posture and ergonomics
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Physical and psychological stress
  • Environmental factors

This is where chiropractic adjustments can prove essential when it comes to restoring overall wellness.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help

Regular chiropractic adjustments help put the spinal column in proper alignment. A chiropractor always strives to relieve immediate issues with spinal dysfunction while also reducing the amount of stiffness and discomfort patients experience after the adjustment is complete. The goal is to ensure patients can experience some restored sense of back function.

Chiropractic Care as Part of Total Wellness

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor can also discuss your exercise routine, diet, job duties, and other matters that may impact your spinal health. By considering a patient’s occupational habits and lifestyle choices, a chiropractor can make some suggestions to enhance spinal function.

Learn More about Chiropractic Care

To learn more about chiropractic care and how it can help you experience improved health and wellness, be sure to contact an experienced chiropractor today. The team at Horst Chiropractic will answer your questions, address your concerns, and work with you to enhance overall wellness.

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