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Stay in the now with Arrowhead Clinic. en Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:30:40 GMT 2021-04-08T19:30:40Z en Wilmington Island Chiropractor Shares Why The Spine Matters To You https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/wilmingtonisland/why-your-spine-should-matter-to-you <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <span style="background-color: transparent; letter-spacing: 0px;">Article Table of Contents</span> <span style="letter-spacing: 0px; background-color: transparent;"></span> <p class="p1"><a href="#the-backbone-of-chiropractic-care"><span class="s1">The Backbone of Chiropractic Care</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="#why-we-cant-go-cordless"><span class="s1">Why We Can't Go Cordless</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="#pivotal-protection"><span class="s1">Pivotal Protection</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="#friend-and-foe"><span class="s1">Friend and Foe</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="#conclusion">Conclusion</a></p> <a></a> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">The Backbone of Chiropractic Care</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One of the backbones of chiropractic care is literally the <strong>backbone.</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Chiropractors often recognize the importance and significance of ones spine.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> We believe that a healthy spine will eventually lead to an entirely <strong>healthy you. </strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">However, we recognize that not everyone has the same amount of appreciation for a healthy backbone as we do. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That is why we at <a href="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/locations-served/georgia/wilmington-island/chiropractor#contact_our_experienced_chiropractors_in_wilmington_island">Arrowhead Clinic Wilmington Island </a>have prepared this small blog post to give you just a brief exposure why we believe the spine to be one of the most important structures found inside the human body.</span></p> <a></a> <h3 class="p1"><img src="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Tps%20for%20a%20Healthy%20Spine-1.jpg?width=640&amp;name=Tps%20for%20a%20Healthy%20Spine-1.jpg" alt="Tps for a Healthy Spine-1" width="640" style="width: 640px;"></h3> <h3 class="p1">Why We Can't Go Cordless</h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actual physical building is not what is valuable about a bank. It’s all the money that it is protecting on the inside. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine is very much the same way. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine is merely <strong>protecting</strong> something very precious, the spinal cord. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spinal cord is an all important highway of information that makes human life possible. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">All movement originates in the brain. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The brain processes stimulus that the body gives it, and determines the best course of action in response. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">From there, the brain has to communicate to the rest of the body what needs to happen. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">I</span><span class="s1">t does this through the nervous system. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The nervous system is a body wide web of nerves that are linked to the brain that make movement possible. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">However, the brain has to use the appropriate channel to <strong>communicate</strong> with all the various parts within the human body. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That is where the spinal cord comes in. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spinal cord is how the brain communicates with everything in the body, and in turn how everything else connects to the brain.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> It is invaluable for human life, and that is why it deserves so much care and so much attention. </span></p> <a></a> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1"><img src="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Healthly%20Spine-1.jpg?width=5784&amp;name=Healthly%20Spine-1.jpg" alt="Healthly Spine-1" width="5784" style="width: 5784px;"></span></h3> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">Pivotal Protection</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spinal cord is very important, but regrettably it is also very fragile. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That is why it so desperately needs protection. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine is composed of 24 vertebrae that line along the spinal cord. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The vertebrae are small stackable bones that composes the spine. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine is an incredibly <strong>strong structure</strong> that can withstand intense amounts of pressure. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This goes a long way in preventing sudden injury from affecting the spinal cord. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">However, the spine does not merely protect against injury but of a far more insidious stimulus. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine also protects the spinal cord from simple wear and tear.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> People perform activities on a daily basis that over time can add <strong>tremendous strain</strong> to the spinal cord. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">These actions can be as seemingly harmless as sleeping on ones side, sitting for an extended period of time, or even simple<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>repetitive motions. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine also supports the ribcage. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">All the ribs in the body connect to the spine. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This provides pivotal protection to the heart, lungs, and various other vital organs that are necessary for life. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It is safe to say if you had to boil down all the functions of the skeletal spine into one word, it would be protector.</span></p> <a></a> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1"><img src="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Low%20Back%20Pain%20Chirorpactor%20Near%20Acworth,%20GA.jpg?width=695&amp;name=Low%20Back%20Pain%20Chirorpactor%20Near%20Acworth,%20GA.jpg" alt="Low Back Pain Chirorpactor Near Acworth, GA" width="695" style="width: 695px;"></span></h3> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">Friend and Foe</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">However, as necessary as the skeletal spine is for every creature with a vertebrae, it occasionally can be its own <strong>worst enemy. </strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine is only helpful if the spinal cord is healthy. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spine itself can occasionally be harmful to the spinal cord itself. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spinal cord is only useful if it is able to communicate to the rest of the body effectively. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A thought behind chiropractic spinal care is that if the body is able to communicate efficiently then it will be able to heal itself efficiently. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">However, it is occasionally the spine that impedes this <strong>effective communication. </strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That is where chiropractic care enters the picture. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One of the more common procedures that chiropractors perform is a spinal alignment. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This is the direct manipulation of the spine in order to promote optimum spinal health. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A health spiney, is a healthy you. </span></p> <a></a> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1"><img src="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/hs-fs/hubfs/woman-591576_960_720-1.jpg?width=960&amp;name=woman-591576_960_720-1.jpg" alt="woman-591576_960_720-1" width="960" style="width: 960px;"></span></h3> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">Conclusion</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The spinal cord is what is <strong>responsible</strong> for the ability to carry out all actions that make life worth living. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Taking a walk through the park on a beautiful autumn day, hugging your children, even making a cup of coffee in the morning. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">None of these things would be possible without a properly functioning spinal cord. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That is why chiropractic care is so <strong>important.</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> It is what keeps you doing all the things that make up you. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you have any concerns regarding your spinal cord or overall physical health, please do not hesitate to pay us a visit at <a href="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/locations-served/georgia/wilmington-island/chiropractor#contact_our_experienced_chiropractors_in_wilmington_island">Arrowhead Clinic Wilmington Island.</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> We will work with you to determine what your body needs to continue being able to do what you love.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.arrowheadclinic.com/cs/ci/?pg=f26633ce-fca3-4acf-bc26-f0e296996bd2&amp;pid=491182&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; 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