Spinal misalignment affects a large proportion of the population, yet most people are unfamiliar with the impact of spinal misalignment on their bodies. Many people believe that their present level of health can’t be improved.
Many men and women feel that the pain, stiffness, inflexibility, or numbness they feel in their bodies is just part of being a man or woman and that it will have to be tolerated for the rest of their lives. The Scoliosis Center of Utah understands that this is not true.
Without having to go through surgery, chiropractic care is the most chosen method for fixing spinal misalignment. People who are not conscious that their pain is caused by misalignment and those who knew about it but thought it couldn’t be helped improve every day with expert chiropractic treatment!
Many people are shocked to discover that not only is it easy to treat spinal misalignment, but this condition might also be the source of other health problems they thought were unrelated.
What is spinal misalignment, and how does it affect posture?
Spinal misalignment refers to a curvature of the spine that departs from the natural, ideal shape. All human spines have their own curves which allow for proper function, but if these depart too significantly from the general form, it can cause problems in supporting the body’s weight and structure.
A straight spine is key to balance and proportion in the body, organ function, mobility, and lack of pain. When the curvature of the spine is abnormal, it puts strain on muscles and ligaments which can lead to pain. Correct and ideal spinal curvature leads to excellent posture. The chin is positioned over the shoulders, there is no extra tension on the neck, and the shoulder blades are in line with their sockets when someone has good posture.
Good posture is easy to maintain when your spine has a normal curve. Your muscles are flexible and relaxed, which means you’re healthy and have good range of motion. In other words, having a healthy spinal curve lets you move easily and comfortably.
When the spinal curvature is abnormal and misaligned, the entire body can be thrown out of balance. A patient may have a small misalignment, or have the joints of the spine can be pushed several degrees away from a natural curve. For example, in the case of scoliosis, the spinal curvature significantly deviates from its natural form. Chiropractic treatment can help with both situations by rapidly correcting spinal imbalances.