Because so much of daily movements include sitting, using computers, and viewing handheld devices, the spine suffers more stress than ever before. The lack of physical activity further exacerbates this issue as the body does not get strengthened in postures that counteract the unhealthy postures. This also means that virtually no one is immune from spine degenerative postures. Even preschoolers show signs of incorrect spine curvatures from watching handheld devices and not moving their bodies enough. Every adult needs to implement practices of spinal hygiene and culturally we need to pass down these practices to our children. Good spinal hygiene practices include:
- Regular chiropractic evaluation and adjustment
- Sitting postures that support the head up rather than chin to chest
- Relaxed open shoulders, including soft, open upper back
- Taking breaks from technology to move, stretch and reposition the shoulders, neck and back.
- Daily exercises and stretches that counteract the stress on the spine from prolonged sitting and devices
For children, the best way to maintain these postures is to limit time with technology and engage in active play. When children are creating, exploring, and moving, they do not suffer as much from the early onset of spinal degeneration.
The spine is the epicenter of all nerve signaling through your entire body and needs regular maintenance just like the rest of our body. Routine chiropractic adjustments is one of the most profound preventative health measures available because it affects every part of your body. Don’t wait any longer to begin this powerful support. Call now for your spine assessment