The Four Spinal Curves That You Need for Optimal Health
Most people know that chiropractors work primarily on the spine, and some people even know that they can help correct abnormal curvature of the spine, such as scoliosis. But did you know that you should actually have four curves in your spine that are very important to your overall health? Furthermore, did you know that not everyone has these important curves?
When looking at your spine from the side, you should have four curves. You should have forward-facing curves in your cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (lower back), and backward-facing curves should be present in your thoracic spine (upper back) and sacral spine (hip area). While most people have these curves, they are often too shallow or too extreme and can negatively impact their health. In more serious scenarios, some curves may be nonexistent or actually going in the opposite direction, leading to a myriad of health problems.
The Cervical Spinal Curve
The cervical spine is one of the most important areas of the body, but it is also one of the most commonly misaligned. Due to the flexibility of the neck, the overuse of technology, and poor posture, our necks suffer a great deal of misalignments. These misalignments often lead to poor curvature or even a complete lack of curvature, which, in turn, results in more problems in the neck and other areas of the body. Poor cervical curvature can lead to neck pain, poor range of motion in the neck, weakness in the extremities, poor bladder or bowel control, headaches, vertigo, jaw pain, dizziness, and much more.
How Chiropractic Can Help Improve Spinal Curves
Spinal curves are all about healthy discs, healthy surrounding muscles, and proper spinal alignment. Your spine may look great from the front or back, but if it’s in rough shape from the side, it still needs some attention from a Rochester Hills chiropractor. If your spinal curves are less than optimal, it’s due to misalignments of the vertebrae. When these small bones shift forward or backward, they can disrupt the proper curvature and bring about a slew of symptoms, health concerns, and pain. Thankfully, Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help.
At Vitality Precision Chiropractic in Rochester Hills, Dr. Madigan and Dr. Shanahan practice neurologically-based chiropractic care that improves your spinal alignment and thus the health of your entire body. Their scientifically proven adjustment technique is specific and gentle, ensuring your spine gets the care and attention it needs to heal your body from the inside out. To learn more about Rochester Hills chiropractic care, the importance of spinal curves, and how chiropractic care can positively impact your health and that of your loved ones, contact Dr. Madigan and Dr. Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic today.