According to the American Chiropractic Association‘s official website, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Imagine there’s exactly 240 million Americans over the age of 18. That means almost 13% of American adults are experiencing back pain right now.
The spinal column consists of 33 individual bones, known as vertebrae, stacked one on top of the other.The natural curves of spine along with the discs serve as stress/shock absorbers Attached to the spine are some 120 muscles and ligaments, and 30 different pairs of spinal nerves. The muscles hold everything together and the ligaments allow us to bend and move our spine without damage. With all of the different elements needed to keep our spine in good health, its easy to see how back pain can affect so many Americans.
If you get a flat tire, you fix it before it causes serious damage to your vehicle, right? Treat your back with the same respect. Think proactively so you can keep your body mechanics functioning up to speed while preventing future potential damage.
Proper body mechanics are a vital part of keeping you and your spine both healthy and happy. When we don’t move properly and safely, we run the risk of spinal degeneration. Good posture, proper lifting and the right sleeping position are just a few things that can benefit you and your back in the long run.
All it takes are a few minutes a day to work towards a healthier back. Good posture, proper lifting with your knees and hips, sleeping correctly, exercise and well-fitting shoes aren’t the only steps you can take in protecting your back.These are just a few steps in the right direction to a healthier and happier you.
Support your spine because your spine has always supported you.
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