Unlike your eyes or teeth, it can be difficult to self-assess the health and wellness of your spine. Some people are unaffected by pain until they suffer from multiple injuries. Spinal dysfunction or small lesions can easily develop into major problems.
Spinal Health Dysfunction
Chiropractors often refer to spinal health dysfunction as “subluxation” or “subluxated”, meaning: “one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves.”
What Causes Spinal Health Dysfunction?
Surprisingly, a large number of our day to date activities can cause spinal health dysfunction. This list includes:
Prolonged Sitting and Improper Posture
Neck Posture: Text Neck, Tablet Neck or Video Gamers Cranked Neck
Sports Injuries or Impacts
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Slips or Falls
MSK Disorders & Repetitive Stains
Long Distance Haulers or Drivers
Caring For Your Spine
We only have one spine, and keeping it in optimal condition is key. The first step in caring for your spine is to determine if you have any underlying problems. Chiropractors are trained to review and access your spine, and to look for other musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries. Do not be caught unaware. Call Ottawa’s Carling Chiropractic today, and make your spinal health a part of your whole health care plan.