When you think of curves of the spine, you often think of abnormal spinal curves such scoliosis (a sideways curve), lordosis (a curve in the lower back), or even kyphosis (an abnormally rounded upper back). But the fact is not all spinal curves are abnormal. In fact, some spinal curves are necessary. A healthy spine with two forward curves and two backward curves create an S shape (when looking from the side) that aids in supporting our body weight. Not only that, but this proper spinal shape also provides protection for the spinal cord, which is vital to our health, wellness, and overall body function. Because the spine is important for our posture and support, it is crucial that we have proper alignment and good spinal health. Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela focuses on spinal health and ensuring that proper spinal curves are maintained for optimal health.
Spinal Curves Are Key for Good Posture
Many of us know that sitting up straight is a part of having good posture. But there’s more involved than just sitting up straight. We must also have proper spinal curves as well. With that natural S-shape in our spine, our body is better able to maintain correct posture. If spinal curves aren’t addressed, it could lead to a hunchback position, forward head position, or swayback position. In fact, a case study conducted in 2000 showed that improper spinal curves, especially of the lower back, could lead to significant health concerns such as pelvic organ prolapse. Without the proper spinal support from spinal curves, the organs would slip forward, down, or out of place. If your posture isn’t as it should be, turn to Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can restore spinal health and the necessary spinal curves for your body to feel its best. Not only can chiropractic care ensure you have the proper spinal curves to improve posture, but it can also improve muscle strength and stabilization, as well as balance and range of motion.
Have Others Benefitted from Chiropractic Care?
If you aren’t sure if chiropractic care really works, you aren’t alone. Many people often express feelings of doubt or uncertainty. But rest assured, chiropractic really works! Many case studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care for people with poor spinal curves and related health concerns. In one case study, a 47-year-old firefighter complained of back pain from poor spinal health. After regular visits to a chiropractor, his pain subsided and he was able to return to his regular duties at work. Another case study focused on improving muscle strength. In this particular instance, it was found that one person’s bench press weight could be significantly increased from 245 pounds to 305 pounds with chiropractic care and proper spinal support. Overall, spinal health is critical not only for posture, but for overall health and wellness. To find out more about how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life, contact Dr. Niemela at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic in Bentonville, AR.
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