Why Is The Spine Shaped The Way It Is?

The central nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and is protected by 24 movable bones called vertebrae. Coming out of the spinal cord is a network of nerves which then travel through spaces between the adjacent vertebrae to control and communicate with all muscles, blood vessels, organs and other tissues of the body. When two adjacent vertebrae become misaligned, the space between the vertebrae becomes constricted causing a decrease in the electrical impulses that flow through the nerve due to the vertebral misalignment.

The 24 moveable bones in the spinal column are divided into three sections according to their differing characteristics. If you were to look at the spine from the side, you would see three curves that resembles a soft ‘S’ shape. When viewing the spinal column from the front the spine appears vertically straight — from the neck to the tailbone.

These curves help the spine withstand great amounts of stress due to the force of gravity on the upright posture, almost like a shock absorber. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments, called subluxations, can cause poor health or function and sometimes pain. An accident or injury can cause a misalignment. The longer your spine is misaligned, the worse things will get. You might be thinking, “I have never had any accidents or injuries.” Even minor injuries can be attributed to causing these problems. For example, you could fall, hit your head, get up and think, “hey I am fine.” The truth is, these effects can be immediate, but can often take years before the effects are felt .

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Because You Haven’t Got Time For The Pain call Chait Chiropractic Center at (941)371-1070 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation!

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