5 Reasons To Take Better Care Of Your Back

Monday, September 6, 2021

Your back is one of the most important parts of your body but it is also one of the most neglected. If you want to look after your health, one of the first places you should focus on is your back. Once you have your back sorted with any ailments, the rest of your wellbeing regime will be a lot easier. Here are some reasons why you should take better care of your back and spine.

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It connects everything

All of your body is connected through your back and spine. There are muscles and connections that run from the back that connect all parts of the body. Without these connections and muscles, you would not be able to move. It is pretty shocking how far down your muscle connections stretch. If you have ever pulled a muscle in your back, you may have felt it run down your fingers or down your legs. If you feel tingling in your fingers or toes, it might be worth your while getting your back checked out in case there is an issue with the nerves.

Your spine houses your spinal cord

Within the hollow centre of your spine, the spinal cord can be found. We don’t have to tell you how important this is to your body and your functions. But, in case you need to be reminded, if there is any damage to your spine, it can affect your ability to walk and do everyday tasks. Even a small bit of damage can cause terrible pain. A lot of damage can make you need a wheelchair. As we mentioned in the previous point, pinched nerves can cause pain anywhere in the body, and it depends on which section of your back has been affected or injured.

If it gets damaged, it is hard to fix

Your back is not only one of the most neglected places, it is also one of the hardest places to fit. Seeing a Chiropractor can help to keep your back in good shape and prevent any issues from arising, especially if you work at a desk for long hours. If you do a lot of manual labour, you will be trained to move things and yourself in a certain way to prevent injury. However, sitting at a desk poses its own dangers that can damage your back without realising it. Keep an eye on your movements and be mindful about how you lift and carry things.

Backs degrade as we get older

The terrible thing about ageing is that our bodies can give up on us before we are ready. One of the first things that can go is your back. Keeping your spine healthy when you are young means that you won’t have as many issues when you are older. Take this time to get your back in good shape and keep it this way for years to come. It is much easier to fix issues now rather than trying to fix them when you are in your 70s or 80s.

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