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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

The Importance of Proper Spinal Alignment: How a Small Amount of Weight Can Affect Nerve Function

Updated: Apr 27

Proper spinal alignment for optimal nerve function.
Poor spinal alignment causing nerve interference.

At Dopps Chiropractic, we understand the importance of proper spinal alignment for overall health and well-being. As the saying goes, "the spine is the foundation of the body." When the spine is misaligned, it can lead to a range of issues, including pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.

According to Chang Ha Suh, PhD and spinal biomechanics expert at the University of Colorado, the weight of a dime on a spinal nerve can reduce nerve transmission by as much as 60 percent. This illustrates the importance of maintaining proper spinal alignment to ensure optimal nerve function.

If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, or other issues related to spinal alignment, chiropractic care can be an effective way to address the issue. By using techniques to adjust the spine and other joints, chiropractors can help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and promote overall health and wellness.

In addition to chiropractic care, there are also a few self-care measures you can take to help maintain proper spinal alignment. These include engaging in regular exercise, practicing good posture, and using proper lifting techniques to avoid straining the spine.

If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can help improve your spinal alignment and overall health, we invite you to visit Dopps Chiropractic. Our team is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their optimal health and well-being.

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