Spinal misalignment is a part of daily life
In fact, your spine is most likely misaligned as you read this. But misalignment does not necessarily need to be a cause for concern if you view your spine through the right lens. Too many people view their spine as a single structure, immutable and rigid. The truth is, your spine is a shifting mosaic of spinal motion segments, each specifically designed for a different type of motion.
- Cervical: provides flexibility and stability for the neck and supports the weight of the head,
- Thoracic: provides for rotation, flexion and extension of the upper body.
- Lumbar: supports the weight of the upper body, and provides stability to prevent excessive range of motion from damaging the spine
Despite what it may seem, your spine is designed for movement. But movement, and more importantly, lack of movement, are precisely the forces that help move your spine out of alignment. Misalignment is a natural part of life; it becomes a problem when:
- Musculature develops unevenly
- It causes dysfunction in the nervous system
- It contributes to spinal degneration
- It contributes to pain.
Read more: Preventing Spinal Misalignment Day by Day