joint health

Your Body is Designed to Move

Bottom Line:
Your body is built to move. Every spinal disc and joint is designed to help you sit, stand, run and
well…move! Your discs are soft enough to flex as you bend forward and back. The spinal facet
joints slide as your turn and twist. The ligament-connected spinal bones keep you supported as
your muscles push and pull. It’s an incredibly strong and resilient system when you stop and
think about it!
Why it Matters:
New research has started to give us a glimpse at just how important movement is in our life. For example, movement of the spine has been shown to stimulate and accelerate the healing
process. In fact, movement is so crucial in the healing process that even people who have spine
surgery are encouraged to get up and to move as quickly as possible after surgery.

  • All the bones, muscles, ligaments and joints of your spine are specially designed to
    support movement.
  • Movement of the individual segments of your spine can affect how you heal.
  • Blood flow, strength, and flexibility are all enhanced through movement.

Next Steps:

I believe that encouraging healthy movement and activity is part of my job as your Chiropractor.
If you have any questions about stretches, exercises or other ways you can pro-actively stay
healthy, ask! Have you ever heard that old saying “you don’t get old then stiff, you get stiff then
old?” We want to help you stay young by helping you keep your spine and body moving better!

Science Source:
Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar
Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2019

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