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It’s Your Back, You only Get One

It's your back, you only get one. This statement is said continually by chiropractors, as per their job, but is seems pretty obvious doesn't it? Unfortunately, many workers regularly place their backs in high risk situations, perhaps not realizing the dangers and future problems they bring upon themselves through poorly planned lifting habits, or prolonged exposure to repetitive back stress. To understand how injury occurs to your back, you first must understand the basics of human back anatomy:

The human spine is a highly complex bio-mechanical structure composed of 24 movable segments. It also houses a portion of the central nervous system called the spinal cord. The Spinal cord has 31 pairs of nerve roots that exit the spine at every segment.The spine is held together by a complex array of ligaments and discs, while also being supported by a complex arrangement of muscles and tendons.

In order for the spine to be healthy, all of these structures must work synergistically together. The spine

must be properly balanced in its posture, movement, and stability. Each of the 24 movable joints must have a normal range of motion and positioning, in relation to the segments on either side in order to stay healthy.

When injury occurs, disruption in spinal balance, positioning, and stability takes place. If this disruption in spinal bio-mechanics is not properly rehabilitated, dysfunction and rapid onset of degenerative pathology occurs.

As Chiropractors we are experts in the field of bio-mechanics. Restoring and maintaining a healthy spine is one of the things that chiropractors can help you best with. Simple rehab and behavioral modifications can help every person, old and young, to heal as quickly and comfortably after injury. Each and every chiropractor should take the time to better understand you and help you to learn the skills you need to heal and age as gracefully as possible when it comes to a back injury.

If you've suffered a back injury, following even a minor car accident, rehabilitating your spine will be a priority that Dr. Hobson and Dr. Williams will take very seriously. Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehabilitation offers a variety of surgical alternatives, and provide an in-office Spinal Decompression to help gain that much-needed relief!

At Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Doctors Josh Williams and M. Curtis Hobson have the solution to more than just your back. With professional, on-hand dietitians, health coaches, massage therapist, and Chiropractic physicians, we can focus on your overall health and wellness that will allow you to run FASTER, jump HIGHER, recover QUICKER, and will ultimately achieve your greatest wellness goals.

At Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehab... We have MORE than just your back!

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