It’s What’s Inside That Counts: 3 Facts About The Spine
The age old adage, “It’s what’s inside that counts.” Powerful words to live by if you actually break the sentence down and live by it. The healthiest people are the ones that understand health begins from the inside. Specifically speaking the spine which houses the central nerve system. For the sake of the blog we will be talking directly about the spine (spinal column, the vertebrae). Not neglecting the importance of the central nerve system, just separating out the two distinct entities.
Fact 1: The Sole Importance Of Your Spine
The spine is also known as the spinal column, vertebral column, or even people say your back bone. Whatever suits your fancy. The first importance of the spine is to be a coat of armor for the most important thing in your entire body, the central nerve system. The spine is made up of 24 collective bones. Bones are hard and dense. They serve to protect you and keep your central nerve system from harms way.
Fact 2: It’s All About Curves
The spinal column is designed to have 3 curvatures within it when viewing somebody from the side view. These curves act as giant shock absorbs for your constant wear and tear on the body. When you look at someone face to face there the spinal column should be completely straight. Gravity is constantly being applied to you everyday. Having strong structural curves allows your body to adapt to the physical stress.
Fact 3: Start Young When Addressing The Spine
Guess what? Kids and chiropractic makes sense. Did you know that children have approximately 33 vertebrae? The word approximately is used loosely due to the fact that they are still growing. These bones are constantly being formed and fused together. It is no secret to parents that health problems begin early in life. Look at the physical stress a child endures during birth, learning to crawl, walk, run, dance, and live. Look towards the spinal column to address ones overall health.