Your Spine

The spine and it's important function in your body.

Your spine has a very important function in your body. Not only does it support your body’s weight, but it also protects your spinal cord, which is the “central highway” of your nervous system. Our ability to walk, run, jump, lift, and feel almost every sensation below our neck requires a healthy spine. 

 

The bones in your back, called vertebrae (see picture on the right), are connected by cartilage and work together in a very specific way.
When everything is working well, your spine is in-line, strong and flexible.

The stress of daily living, injuries, or accidents can cause the bones to shift out of their proper alignment or affect their range of motion.
These small changes can cause pain by putting pressure on the different joints, muscles, and nerves along your spine.
Spine Vertebrae
Spine Vertebrae
(A) Vertebral Disc
(B) Anulus fibrosus
(C) Facet Joints
(D) Spinal Nerve
Chiropractors understand how to relieve this pain. They are specially trained to find the source of your back pain, assess the problem, and make the proper adjustments that allow your spine to work properly again. Chiropractors might also use massage, ultrasound, or other therapies to treat your back problem. Your chiropractor will likely give you advice on posture and exercise. 


Put Your Body in Good Hands.