Within your spine, there is a remarkably intricate structure of flexible ligaments, strong bones, tendons, extensive muscles, highly sensitive nerves, and nerve roots. Even though we often do not think about the function and form of each of these elements, they are all important when it comes to pain.
The way our spines are composed, is a marvel of nature. These systems provide us with a combination of:
- Protection of the nerve roots and spinal cord, allowing them to relay messages to and from the brain and throughout the body.
- Shock absorption.
- Flexibility, giving us the ability to bend, twist, and a whole host of other movements.
- Strength in the bones, joints, discs, connective tissues, and supportive muscles, giving us the ability to stand upright and move about with ease.
- Once pain begins to radiate in these systems though, many of the amazing benefits that our spines provide us with can quickly be lost.
Our next series of blog posts will discuss the varying areas of your spinal column and how they can be affected by pain.
If you are noticing pain in your back, neck, or other areas in your body, consider a chiropractor in Vancouver WA who understands these delicate systems. Click here to contact A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic today.