Spine health is something people don’t realise they have until it’s too late to fix it. We are our bodies, and the skeleton is the structural core of that body, and the spine is the structural core of the skeleton.
In addition to these duties, the spine performs several additional tasks, and spinal abnormalities, even mild ones such as the loss of normal spinal curvature, can impact any or all of these functions as well as the other sections of the body that rely on them.
Provide Full Body Support
Our spine supports us and carries the weight of our torso to the pelvis, hips, and lower extremities. There are muscle attachments, internal organs hanging from it, and the rib cage, which articulates with the spine and the ribs.
Stabilises Our Body
Strong posture muscles make the spine a flexible structure that can support the limbs while they move. A fixed structure might be strong in one place, but an articulated one can move to let you throw a ball or stand on one leg while still being stable.
Stability is also important to coordination and control. Stretch sensors around joints add to the information from the eye and the ear, allowing our bodies to work together, no matter what we do with our limbs or head.
Allows Bodies to Move
In the absence of proper spine function, the movement would not be possible, making spine care crucial for the type of life you are accustomed to. Anxiety will be triggered on a primitive level by any discomfort or stiffness that interferes with our capacity to move about freely.
A hollow arch of bone forms the spinal column, and as the vertebrae are stacked one on top of the other, it offers a flexible yet protected route for the spinal cord and nerve roots to travel through. All neurological impulses moving from the brain to the body, except those travelling through the cranial nerves, pass through this bone canal.
Our muscles require nerves to function properly – but nerves that travel to and from the spine also play a critical role in our ability to perceive and respond appropriately to our environment. This includes our ability to perceive and respond appropriately to our internal environment, which includes our ability to regulate gut activity, breathing, bladder, and bowel function and how blood flows around the body.