What is Good Spine Alignment?
If you have ever been treated by a chiropractor, you may have heard of the terms “spine alignment” and “spine misalignment.” As spine experts, chiropractors are concerned with the alignment of this vital body part. After all, the spine provides innate structure and support for the entire body- providing the ideal mix of flexibility and stability. Since our spinal cord and other sensitive neural tissues are protected by the spine bones, the integrity of our spine is also important for every basic body function our body endures. The bottom line: our spine is truly the backbone of our existence- and taking good care of it is essential.
Why Does Spine Alignment Matter?
To an untrained eye, only obvious changes in spine alignment associated with poor posture and scoliosis may be detectable. However, a chiropractor is trained to detect subtle changes in the spine. A minor spine misalignment may not seem like a big deal, until we realize how it affects our nerve health and energy. A chiropractor licensed in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is the absolute expert in spine alignment, like Dr. Tyler Meier at CorePosture Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA. CBP care involves a rigorously tested and science based protocol designed to recognize and optimize your spine alignment and overall health.
What Does Good Spine Alignment Look Like Anyways?
Now that you understand the vast importance of optimal spine alignment, you may be wondering what good spine alignment actually looks like. If you are suffering from poor posture, imbalanced movement patterns, or an injury there are some simple ways to self-assess. However, it’s important to remember that it is always best to get evaluated by a CBP care provider for the best results.
Here are a few assessment tips to get you started:
- Stand in front of a mirror. From left to right- are your ears, shoulders, hips, and knees aligned with each other?
- Now stand sideways to the mirror. Does your spine curve resemble a shallow “S” shape? Or do you notice exaggerated or flat curves?
- Lastly, have someone stand behind you. As you bend forward can they see one side of your rib cage more prominently than the other?
Why You Should See a Chiropractor for Your Spine Health
Chiropractors certified in CBP care are able to notice any subtle spine misalignments. They can then treat them holistically and non-invasively to boost your nerve energy and the body’s innate potential for thriving. Whether you’re seeking a reduction in current symptoms or trying to prevent future problems, this ultimately translates to a higher quality of life. Optimal spine health should always be a top priority if you want to live your healthiest and most productive and fulfilled life. Additionally, since chiropractors also approach health from a holistic view, they can make other treatment recommendations for boosting your overall health related to lifestyle changes (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and more).
What Are You Waiting For?
It should be very clear now that spine health is essential for good health. Dr. Tyler Meier is dedicated to these principles and ready to assess your spine alignment and other health related metrics. Schedule a consultation with his office, CorePosture Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA, today to see how he can help you reach your life’s true potential and address your health related goals.