How Can Chiropractic Help?
If your spine falls out of alignment, it means that it is not evenly distributing the body’s weight along the spinal column. It can lead to a loss of mobility, numbness, discomfort and pain.
It is easy to get into habits of bad posture, slouching at work or sleeping curled up. However, over the months and years these habits can become more difficult to correct and the problems associated with them compounded.
In the back, braids of nerves branch off from the spinal cord and pass out between each of the moveable vertebrate in your spine. These braids then divide many more times into tiny nerve fibres that connect every cell, organ and tissue in your body.
On top of causing back aches and pains, bad posture also puts pressure on these delicates nerves that come off the spine. It has been shown in studies to be incredibly sensitive. They can be reduced to about one half of their normal activity with as little as 20 mm Hg of pressure – about the weight of a coin.
If the bones of the spine are compressing the nerves in this way, it is important to return them to their full capacity as soon as possible. Regular chiropractic adjustment can alleviate the gradual deterioration of nerves and prevent the formation of scar tissue.
By realigning the spine, freeing up the nerves and providing expert advice with posture and follow up exercises. our Bristol chiropractors can promote the healthy distribution of weight down the back and return mobility and vitality to your life.