Spinal health

Unlearning Unhealthy Spinal Habits

Spinal health

A healthier back begins with awareness

This is step one in any plan for improving your spinal health: simply being aware of your biomechanics and how every action directly contributes to the condition of your spine. Just as the spine is a depreciating asset,  our awareness of healthy spinal habits seems to deteriorate over time. Here are some of the greatest risk factors that are within our control: 

  • Poor posture
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise 
  • Sitting too much 
  • Lifting poorly 
  • Smoking

Each of these factors interact with and influence each other; for example, lack of exercise reduces the efficacy of the postural muscles that support good posture. Helping you recognize risk factors and the way they influence your spinal health is one of primary goals at Espinosa Family Chiropractic. 

Unlearning the bad habits

Another objective of ours is to help you improve in the areas that are within your control. We want to make you appreciate how much better life can be with a healthy spine! By restoring alignment to your spine, we effect improvements in back pain and stiffness, improve range of motion and boost circulation. After proper alignment is established we can teach you the basics of good posture and how to maintain it throughout the day, we can show you simple ways to change your diet to account for back pain; we can demonstrate simple but effective body weight workouts and stretches that will tone the muscles that matter for keeping you upright and healthy. 

We want to motivate you to take control of your spinal health

Because in the end, it is the only spine you get. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment and find out how easy and rewarding it can be to take care of your back.