The ABCs of a Healthy Spine
When we talk about the spine, it conjures up images of spooky Halloween skeletons, but there’s nothing creepy about the spine – it’s a miracle of organic engineering, where your skull sits on your neck bones, which sit on your body bones, which sit on your low back bones, which connect to your hips and legs so you can walk upright.
It’s a marvelous structure, and very resilient – it lasts sixty, seventy, eighty years or more if you take good care of it. But most people don’t realize what it takes to care for your spine. It boils down to three simple habits, A, B, and C.
A stands for Alignment. Maintaining good posture, keeping your head over your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips, creates smooth and efficient movement with less friction and stress.
B stands for Balance. Extreme twisting, off-center lifting and lazy posture habits cause imbalances that affect brain and nerve system health. Move with grace and rhythm, so you preserve your balance.
C stands for Chiropractic. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is an expert in the care of the spine, brain and nerve system – you and your family will be healthier and happier when you take proper care of your spine.
In times of great stress and adversity, there are many things beyond our control, so it is imperative that we take control of what we can. Getting and staying healthy is usually an outgrowth of making good lifestyle decisions – it’s not ironclad, but it increases your odds of living a long, healthy life.
Learn what you can about developing a healthy lifestyle – through good diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction and following the advice of a trusted health and wellness advisor, you can minimize your downside risk and take your best shot at a healthy, happy future for you and your family.
If you and your family are located in Hatboro, Horsham, Warminster, Warrington or the surrounding areas, let us at Radiant Life Chiropractic help keep you healthy! We serve the communities of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with high-quality family care including prenatal care during pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care.