What is the function of the spine?
The spine contains and protects the spinal cord and nerves, which leave each side of the brain stem and spinal cord through a passage in each vertebra called the foramen of conjugation. The spinal cord carries messages between your brain and your body. Any damage to these nerves can cause disorders of any system, muscular, sensory, hormonal, vascular...
Why is the spine important?
The spine is important for the protection of the spinal cord. The spinal cord carries the nerve impulses that are sent between the brain and the different parts of the body. These messages are essential to transmit information about sensation, movement, balance and other functions.
Damage can be caused by poor transmission of its nerve messages and lead to pain and muscle weakness in different parts of the body, digestive disorders and many others.
A healthy spine
It is important to adopt good habits to maintain a healthy spine. Changes in posture should be addressed immediately, even if there is no pain or discomfort. Repeatedly lifting heavy objects incorrectly, sitting for long periods of time without stretching, and sleeping on your stomach can all lead to major problems with your spine.
"Remember to set up your workspace so that it is ergonomic for you, and take frequent breaks throughout the day."
What are the benefits of a healthy spine?
A stronger, more flexible back, better balance and stability are just some of the benefits of a healthy spine. When your spine is in good shape, you'll experience less pain and discomfort, and your posture will improve. You'll also have more energy, which will help you maintain a strong spine over time
Tips for maintaining a healthy back:
No matter what sport you like to do, any activity is beneficial as long as you practice it with desire and regularly. Yoga and pilates are examples that you can apply to other activities such as dance, boxing, weight training, running, trail running...
- Yoga for flexibility.
Yoga is one way to maintain good posture. Yoga has been shown to help strengthen the muscles of the back, allowing you to engage in a variety of other daily activities without causing pain or stiffness. Yoga also helps you find balance in your body, which can help with other issues besides posture.
- Pilate for strength training.
Pilates is another way to maintain good posture. It helps improve flexibility and agility, both of which are essential to back health. It is important that any exercise routine you participate in include these elements. Pilate, like yoga or swimming, is a sport that improves the tone of the muscles of the posture.
- Chiropractic for regular spinal hygiene
Chiropractic is a specialized manual therapy on the spine and nervous system. Injuries and musculoskeletal disorders are relieved through specific adjustment of the spine. Chiropractors help patients with back pain, neck pain, herniated discs and other spinal health issues. They also teach their patients how to prevent these problems.
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