A healthy spine is important to a happy and healthy you. There’s so much information out there about how to improve and maintain the health of your spine, however, that it can be overwhelming. Allow us to condense that information down into what’s most important when it comes to your spinal health.
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: Drink more water! Drinking water is that important. Hydration is essential for healthy functioning. Your spinal discs, which cushion your vertebrae, are made up of mostly water. Dehydration can lead to shrunken, less effective spinal discs and decreased spinal health. In fact, your spine’s unencumbered range of comfortable motion depends largely on how healthy your spinal discs are. Drink up!
Stretch and Strengthen
Your core muscles support and stabilize your spine, and are, therefore, essential to your spine’s health. Your core muscles are comprised of your internal abdominal muscles, your deep spinal muscles, and your pelvic floor muscles. If your day is relatively sedentary, you may experience weakened core muscles. There are a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises, such as those performed in yoga and Pilates, however, that can improve your core strength – no matter what your current fitness level is.
Building more stretching into your day naturally can also help improve your core strength. When you wake up in the morning, make it your habit to do a short series of stretches that get you going. At work, take mini breaks throughout the day by standing and stretching. Because they emanate from your core, most big stretches serve to strengthen your core.
Check in with an Experienced Chiropractor
Skilled chiropractors make spinal adjustments that help improve and maintain spinal health, which is literally the backbone of your physical health. If your spine’s range of motion is thwarted, your health suffers. If you experience spinal stiffening or spinal discomfort, consult with an experienced chiropractor who will help you achieve fluid spinal-movement on your path to a healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle.
Support Your Spine by Contacting a Tampa Bay Chiropractor Today
Your healthy spine is crucial to your overall physical health and wellbeing. If you experience spinal discomfort or decreased range of spinal motion, do not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. As pain specialists, our multidisciplinary team provides truly integrated physical medicine, and we will work with you to effectively address your spinal health issues. Chiropractic care is an effective tool for maintaining your healthy spine. At Tampa Bay Spine & Injury, we have two conveniently located offices in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please give us a call if you are ready to improve your spinal health.