When your spine is properly aligned, it allows your body to function at its optimal level.

Maintaining proper spinal alignment is important for many reasons. It allows your body to cope with stressors and removes any structural interferences that prevent the nervous system from functioning properly. Although it’s easy to understand why it’s important to maintain proper spinal alignment, it’s not always easy in practice. Here are a few tips from our Santa Fe chiropractor to help you maintain proper spinal alignment each and every day:

#1. Strengthen your core.

The core muscles of your abdomen and back help to support your spine. The stronger your core is, the more support your spine will have and the easier it will be to maintain proper alignment. Yoga is a great core strengthener, but you should also consider including squats, lunges, planks and push-ups in your exercise routine.

#2. Sustain a healthy weight.

Carrying around excess weight will add pressure to your joints and spine, and it will make it more difficult for your core muscles to provide your spine with the support it needs. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to protect your joints and spine.

#3. Practice good posture.

When you slouch or slump, it makes it nearly impossible for your spine to stay in proper alignment. Pay close attention to your posture throughout the day to be more mindful about how you are sitting and standing.

The first step is visiting your chiropractor.

Before you can maintain proper spinal alignment, you need to get your spine aligned! Our chiropractor can provide you with the spinal adjustment you need, as well as information and advice on what you can do to maintain it. Take the first step towards achieving and maintaining proper spinal alignment when you schedule your appointment today.