Maintaining proper spinal alignment is important for your overall health and wellness.
When you are able to keep your spine aligned properly, it allows each of the different systems in your body, like the immune system, nervous system, etc., to function as they were intended to. The spine protects the spinal cord, which is a part of the central nervous system. When your spine gets misaligned, it can press into the spinal cord, which interrupts the path nerves that have to travel from your brain throughout your body. That is why proper spinal alignment is so important for overall health and wellness. In our last blog, our chiropractor in Santa Fe went over a few tips to help you maintain proper spinal alignment. Here are a couple more:
#4. Allow your spine to truly rest when you sleep.
Did you know that some sleeping positions are better for your spine than others? Since your spine works so hard all day, it’s important to give it the rest it needs when you go to sleep at night. In general, the best position for optimal spine and neck health is on your back. However, if you have a back condition of some sort, or you are pregnant or have sleep apnea, consult your doctor about the best sleeping position for you.
#5. Don’t spend your life sitting.
Most of us spend the majority of our day sitting at the office or at school. This can be incredibly hard on your spine, as well as your health as a whole. If you are required to sit all day at work or at school, it’s essential to ensure that you take frequent breaks to stand and move around. It’s also important to ensure that you minimize your sitting time when you’re outside of work or school.
In addition to the tips we’ve gone over, one of the best ways to ensure that your spine is properly aligned is by regularly visiting your chiropractor. If you are due for a chiropractic visit, schedule your appointment with us at Family Chiropractic Center of Santa Fe today!