Everyone knows that the spine is an integral part of the skeletal system. It is made up of a remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting movable bones that support our weight, hold us upright, and it plays an important role in our movements. What some fail to realize is that its most important function is protecting our spinal cord and the nerves as they branch out to all the other parts of the body! The nervous system controls and coordinates all the other parts of the body. The spine is the root of the nervous system and to be truly healthy, we must have a fully functioning spine and nervous system.

Spinal Health In Olympia, WA

The complex structure of the spine, though remarkable, is left susceptible to injury and pain. Most acute low back pain results from injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs. The body reacts to injury by mobilizing an inflammatory healing response which can cause severe pain. There is an overlap of nerve supply to many of the discs, muscles and ligaments, and other spinal structures, and it can be difficult for the brain to discern which is the cause of pain. This is where chiropractic care is imperative. Dr. Adamson is highly trained to determine where the source of pain is coming from and restore your spine to optimal health! A spinal adjustment is an essential ingredient to get the spine in alignment. Once the spine is aligned, there are several actions everyone should take to maintain a healthy spine.

  • Strengthen your core muscles by working on targeted exercises.

  • Avoid putting undue stress on your spine by practicing good posture.

  • Avoid lifting objects that are heavier than 25% of your body weight.

  • Do Not bend over at the waist to pick up items from the floor. Instead, squat or kneel down on one knee.

  • Make sure you have a supportive mattress.

  • Never sleep in a position that causes a portion of your spine to hurt. Usually, your body will tell you what position is best.

  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Enjoy a therapeutic massage to to relax and loosen your back and neck muscles at the end of the day.

  • At all times, avoid twisting while lifting. Twisting is one of the most dangerous movements for your spine, especially while lifting.

  • Confirm that technology screens are at eye level. You should be able to simply look down with your eyes and not your entire head.

Adamson Chiropractic not only has the best chiropractor in the Olympia, WA area, they also have a full staff of support and licensed massage therapists. If you are contemplating how you can secure optimal spinal health, contact Adamson Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. This first appointment will get you on the right path to address any underlying spinal issues and keep that nervous system in excellent working order.