Every bodily function is dependent on the nervous system. Every signal your brain sends and receives to and from your body runs down your spine. The nerve bundles in your spinal column affect the way you think, your breathing, your movement, your heart beating and even digestion of food. When your spine health is less than ideal, your whole body suffers.
BALANCE AND POSTURE
In addition to mobility issues, your spinal curvature is directly related to balance and posture. Keeping it properly aligned and curved as it’s intended will allow you to stand upright with proper posture. This, in the end, will give you better balance, and better posture keeps your spine in its proper form so you’ll require fewer adjustments in the future. In addition, you’ll feel healthier overall.
BODY STRENGTH AND EXERCISE
When your body works properly, you will experience greater results from exercise. Your improved mobility will help you to exercise more effectively, and you’ll have increased strength as well. When your spine is healthy and functioning properly, you’ll have more powerful back muscles for lifting, better support for your rib cage and decreased muscle pain in the back and throughout the body.
When your spine is out of alignment, you can suffer issues with flexibility, movement and mobility in general. It can mean that you are at greater risk for injury, reduce your reach and cause issues with dexterity, which is why a lot of athletes use chiropractic to increase their performance. Regular care is essential to your range of motion, comfortable movement and overall wellness.
IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONSE
Did you know that your spinal cord even affects your immune system? When it’s in proper alignment, your entire body, including your immune response, works better. That means that with ideal brain-body communication, your body will more effectively battle illness and disease. Chiropractic care at Virtue Chiropractic can get your body working at peak efficiency with a greater immune response, which means you’ll be healthier and less likely to get sick in general.