Spinal health-related issues are one of the most common complaints we see at Access to Health. Fort Collins residents come in with everything from back pain to numbness and tingling, chronic headaches, and sports injuries that are slow to heal. The discomfort can appear anywhere in the body, but in many cases, it is caused by the spine itself. Chiropractic care is the most effective solution when it comes to restoring the health of the spine.
What Does the Spine Do?
The spine is a complex and vital part of your body. Each bone stacks neatly atop the next, cushioned by discs of tissue. The spine supports the weight of the head, keeps the hips and shoulders in alignment, and protects the nerves of the spinal cord. When even one part of this finely tuned system gets thrown off, it can create problems throughout the body.
What Happens When Your Spinal Health is Compromised?
There are a few common issues that our chiropractor sees here at Access to Health. These issues include back pain, postural or alignment issues, and uncomfortable sensations in the extremities. All of these conditions can be related to your spinal health.
People can experience pain at any point in the back, from the tailbone to the top of the neck. A variety of things can trigger back pain, including:
- car or sports accidents
- weak core and back muscles
- sitting for long periods
- sitting, standing, and walking with a slumped posture
- sleeping on an unsupportive mattress
- slipped discs
- degenerative issues
Postural and Alignment Issues
As we touched on in the previous section, your posture plays a big part in your overall health. If you tend to slump throughout the day, this puts excessive pressure on the spinal column. It also forces your muscles to overwork to support the spine, straining them, and increasing the chance of damage.
Discomfort in the Extremities
Major nerves run along the spine. If your spinal column is out of balance, it can pinch or irritate a nerve. This condition could result in muscle weakness, numbness, and pain along your limb. Depending on its location, nerve irritation can also trigger headaches.
The problems you experience vary greatly depending on where your spine has been compromised and what happened. There are also individual differences. No two people react to injuries or misalignments in the same way. This is why it’s important to schedule a consultation with an experienced chiropractor. These trained professionals can pinpoint what’s going on and develop an effective treatment plan.
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Health
Are you ready to do something about that stubborn back pain? Do you want to get to the bottom of your aches and pains without relying on surgery and pain medication? Give Access To Health a call today at (970) 530-0981 and we will schedule an appointment at our Fort Collins wellness center.