Your head is a rather heavy weight to balance on such a thin spinal column. The average head weighs between 8 and 12 pounds, and it is usually balanced perfectly on top. If it moves forward to any degree at all, the weight the spine has to bear increases.
The extra weight can be a problem since the human spine so thin. It is held upright by the way the bones are aligned, as well as the tension of connective tissues. It is common knowledge that our spines are important, but they also help to determine the quality of our lives in many ways. Here are two to the more important aspects of our spines:
- They protect the spinal cord and central nervous system.
- They allow us to stand and walk on two legs.
For more information about how great the spine is, click here!
Click here to discuss your spinal pain concerns with your trusted Vancouver WA Chiropractor today! We want to help you achieve a life with less pain!