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The Importance of a Healthy Spine

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Spine

Often times when we think of feeling well, we don’t consider our spine, or how many of our body’s functions are directly related to this amazing structure.


What does your spine do?

Support your body’s weight
Controls movement and flexibility
Protects all your body’s structures
Enables sensory perception, thought and motion
Supports life functions of your organs



From the time we are born, our bodies have already experienced great trauma to the head, neck and spine. The many falls, accidents and strenuous movements we experience every day adds to the stress we put on our bodies, and let’s be honest- most of us do not have perfect posture. The hours spent slouching at a desk and all the heavy lifting takes a toll on the strength and stability of the spine.

All of this leads to our spine being out of alignment, thus putting undue stress on our muscles and nerves- all of which are connected to every single organ in our body. Regular chiropractic adjustments and massage not only get your spine to align properly, they take pressure off your nerves and muscles, which in turn relieves chronic pain.

For many people, feeling pain leads to taking some form of medication, usually painkillers, and hoping for the best. There is no such thing as an aspirin deficiency in our bodies, and pain associated with the spine is not normal and can lead to a variety of serious issues. Our bodies are structured to hold our weight, carry weight, and move freely. The only thing standing in the way is a healthy spine, muscles and nerves.

FACT: Americans consume around 80% of the world’s pharmaceuticals, and most of these are opioids.

FACT: Painkillers are not a CURE for pain.

Here at Family and Sport Chiropractic, we want you to feel better, and be a part of NATURAL healing and NATURAL body care. It is important to us to deliver not only pain and illness management, but for our patients to continue to feel better throughout their lifetime.

You only have one spine- Let us help you keep yours healthy!



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