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Keep a healthy spine in Atlanta
Dr. Summer TurnerJul 7, 2020 9:58:29 AM3 min read

Your Atlanta Chiropractor Tells You How To Keep A Healthy Spine

Living with chronic back pain or with a back injury can destroy your quality of life.


You are forced to miss work, put your hobbies on hold, and as a result, become depressed because of the pain and discomfort.


If you've never experienced a chronic pain condition, you might not realize its effect on someone's everyday lifestyle and habits. 


Taking care of your spine can help you avoid future pain and discomfort. 


There are many things you can do to improve your spine's overall health.


Most of them involve practicing better body mechanics, posture, and the way you perform daily tasks and activities. 



In the article below, the chiropractors at the Arrowhead Clinic of Atlanta reveal a few professional tips on how to keep a Healthy Spine. 



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Improve your Posture  

Having poor posture is a widespread problem in today's society.


If you work at a desk for long hours every day, you might not even realize how bad your posture is because you've been doing it for so long.


Slouching over a table while eating or looking down at your phone is also a prevalent posture problem.


Many people end up with nagging back pain because of their poor posture.


It seems like an easy fix, but to fix years of bad posture, you have to be completely mindful of how you sit and walk throughout your day.


Stand tall and balanced, making sure your ear, middle shoulder, hip, mid-knee, and ankle are all aligned.


Avoid slouching over a computer or leaning excessively into your chair. 


Having the correct posture is the first step to keep your spine healthy and help prevent a back issue. 


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Sleep Right 

Good posture should carry over to your sleep as well.


Sleeping, in general, is essential to your overall health because your body needs a good night's rest to repair itself. 


But you need to be sure you're sleeping the right way.


Sleeping on the stomach will put an unnecessary strain on the spine. 


Sleeping on your side will help to reduce upper airway collapse, which also helps prevent sleep apnea. 


You also need proper lumbar support while you sleep.


That probably means you'll need to invest in a supportive mattress and pillow to make sure your neck isn't being put under any strain. 


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Strengthen the Core 

Your core consists of the abdominal and lower back muscles.


Keeping your core strong will provide your spine with the support it needs, taking unwanted pressure off your lower back. 


Developing strong core muscles is also critical in maintaining good posture and reducing back pain. 


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Maintain a Healthy Weight 

Being overweight will add a substantial amount of strain on the muscles, tendon, and ligaments in your back. 


When you adopt a healthy diet and exercise routine and maintain a healthy weight, you are taking immense pressure off of your spine. 


A poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which will cause an abundance of issues throughout your body.


When you stay active and eat a healthy diet, you are setting yourself up for a much better all-around pain-free life.


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Chiropractic Care for Spine Health 

Even if you follow all of these tips to keep a healthy spine, you might already be in pain, looking for a solution.


You should see a chiropractor for treatment and pain relief therapy if you begin to see any warning signs of back or neck pain. 


At the Arrowhead Clinic in Atlanta, we have a team of experienced chiropractors that specialize in providing back and neck pain relief treatment. 


Every first time patient get a free consultation with our Atlanta Chiropractor.


The consultation is used to find out how we can best assist with your recovery.


We will also review your medical history and complete an in-depth physical exam to determine the source of your pain. 


After that, we will design an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific pain condition and recovery needs. 


If you are suffering from back pain and want a healthy spine, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chiropractors at the Arrowhead Clinic of Atlanta for treatment and pain relief.


Click the link below to schedule your appointment now. 


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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.