3 Keys to Optimal Spinal Health: Proper Alignment, Flexibility, and Strength.
Proper alignment is the state in which the natural curves of your spine are all in alignment. How you sit, lift, sleep, or carry yourself are all important for helping your spine stay properly aligned. When the spine or vertebra are not in proper alignment the back muscles, ligaments, discs and spinal joints are all under increased and uneven stress. This can lead to abnormal wear patterns ultimately lead to acute or chronic pain patterns.
Proper flexibility: “Motion is a sign of life itself…”
Appropriate movement is essential for maintaining healthy joints, tissues and organs. Movement helps to lubricate and nourish your joints. When joints become tight and restricted it is difficult for nutrients to reach the cartilage since cartilage has very poor blood supply. This process ultimately leads to abnormal wear patterns and degeneration of the joint. This can also lead to premature osteoarthritis. Lack of motion also restricts the transfer of oxygen rich blood to the discs that form a cushion between the bones in your spine; this can lead to accelerated disc degeneration.
Great strength: “If your back is weak…You may have a problem.”
As you work towards improving your spinal health with better alignment and flexibility, don’t forget your muscular system. One of the most common causes of ongoing back pain is weak supporting musculature. Achieving and maintaining muscular strength is not only essential for our ability to function, it is also vital for stabilizing and protecting our joints.
At Back2Strength our Doctors are focused on re-building muscular strength in your spine. This can be a critical component to your recovery and long term results. Many patients are not aware that Back2Strength is on the cutting edge of spinal rehabilitation. MedX technology offers us the ability to evaluate your strength levels and compare your results with established norms. In fact, there are over 70 published research articles discussing the incredible results of our program which is used in leading spine treatment centers around the world. However, strengthening your back requires your active participation and a willingness to challenge yourself over time to give your body the best chance of full recovery.