The Benefits of an Aligned Spine

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Body mechanics and poor posture can create stress on the spine, causing back problems. This can eventually cause structural changes in the spine that results in joint and disc degeneration, excessive wear on cartilage and even lengthening or shortening of the support ligaments. All of these ailments can cause extreme pain. In fact, poor spinal alignment can cause shoulder pain, chronic headaches and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).

Dr. Bob Seiler, a Utah chiropractor, focuses on helping patients improve their posture and use proper body mechanics and regular exercise. Utah holistic chiropractic services focus on helping increase circulation, proper delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the body, increasing flexibility, reducing soreness and pain, reducing muscle spasms, reducing chances of future injuries and helping the body relax so it can properly heal.

Proper alignment is defined as the way the back’s bones fit together. Ideal alignment occurs when the joint’s bones meet at their centers, helping prevent musculoskeletal strain and pain.

Yoga is an ancient remedy for chronic neck and back pain, helping focus on the mind and body. This holistic practice combines ancient poses and peace of mind to create harmony, especially with a focus on muscle relaxation and strengthening techniques.

Chiropractors offer alternative medicine that focuses on proper spinal joint alignment. Dr. Bob evaluates each patient by determining the subluxation, known as a spinal misalignment. When he adjusts the vertebrae to restore proper alignment, it helps the nervous system function properly, allowing signals to flow uninterrupted.  The results often offer relief from pain, increased range of motion and a reduction in tension.

Massage therapy can also help as sometimes the body’s muscles become so tense they pull vertebrae out of alignment. This alternative health treatment can help the body learn to relax muscles, which ultimately helps restore proper posture. Massage therapy benefits include:

  • Increased white blood cell counts;
  • Reduced blood pressure;
  • Improved circulation;
  • Improved immune functions;
  • Reduced pain;
  • Reduced Stress;
  • Reduced Anxiety;
  • Reduced Depression; and
  • Improved Sleep.

The Upper Cervical Spine, which consists of C1 to C2, influences the nerves associated with the neck, head, face, middle ear, sinuses, auditory nerves and eyes. The Cervical Spine, which includes the mid- and lower neck, affects the neck, thyroid, tonsils, shoulders, outer ear, teeth, mouth, nose and vocal cords. The Thoracic Spine, which makes up the mid-back area and T1-T12, affects the heart, arms, hands, coronary arteries, trachea, esophagus, bronchial tubes, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, spleen, adrenal glands and small intestines. The Lumbar Spine and Lower Back includes L1 to L5 and includes the large intestines, abdomen, appendix, bladder, lower back, reproductive organs, ankles, lower extremities and feet. The Sacrum and Coccyx Basebone or Tailbone affects the rectum, anus and hipbones.

Holistic approaches to healing are extremely beneficial and can help cure many bodily ailments.

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