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Getting to Know Your Spine

Getting to Know Your Spine

Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness knows that it is important that understanding the spine is the key to knowing why chiropractic doctors, like Dr. Cantor, do what they do, and how they obtain amazing results with a variety of different conditions.

The spine is a complex bone structure that also contains a number of associated muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves. All of which can commonly become irritated and injured. Extended sitting, repetitive motions, bad posture, stress, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition are just some of the everyday behaviors which accumulate to produce devastating effects on the spinal components.

 

THE SPINAL COLUMN

The spinal column is a collection of twenty-four vertebrae plus the sacral bone. These bones provide support and mobility for the torso while also protecting the nervous system.

There are four distinct regions of the spinal column. They consist of the: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions. Each region contains a different number of vertebrae that are structurally unique. These structural variations make certain regions of the spinal column more flexible while making other regions more stable and less susceptible to injury.

The chiropractic doctor is an expert in spinal evaluation and rehabilitation. They are trained to identify even the slightest spinal abnormalities. Eliminating pain, inflammation, and biomechanical stresses while increasing overall health and quality of life is what chiropractic care is all about. Doctors of chiropractic are the only health care professionals whose primary training centers around the detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of spinal column disorders.

THE SPINAL VERTEBRAE

The spinal vertebrae are the small bones of which the spinal column is comprised. These create the basis of motion in the torso. They connect to and glide on each other by way of a spinal disc and two facet joints. Spinal muscles and ligaments attach to each vertebra to permit movement.

When any vertebra becomes misaligned or fixated in relation to neighboring vertebrae, chiropractors call it a vertebral subluxation. In addition to pain, reduced range of motion, and muscle spasms, these subluxations may also produce nerve irritation and interference either by mechanical pressure or inflammatory biochemicals.

Doctors of chiropractic are the only health care professionals trained to detect and treat subtle vertebral abnormalities which occur in the spine.

 

Knowing about your spine and how it works is important. At the end of the day, you want to take spinal health seriously. If you feel something is amiss with your spine, see a chiropractor at Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness right away. Our friendly and knowledgeable office can figure out your spinal issue, and why your back or neck hurts and help you find a fix ASAP.

We here at Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness hope that you have learned some valuable information about the spine that you might not have known. Please take the information and share it with others. Thank you for visiting the site. If you need chiropractic care, help with spinal decompression, looking for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or interventional pain management contact us at one of our several South Florida offices.

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