An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Posted on 09-28-2016
As autumn’s outdoor temperatures begin to moderate, many of us look forward to opportunities for vigorous activities that we put aside in the heat of the summer. Activities like hiking and running are much easier in the spring and fall, even in the peak afternoon hours, because the sun’s intensity is less harsh.
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Vigorous exercises such as hiking, running, and walking pose challenges to numerous physiological systems including the cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal systems. By progressively increasing loads on our weight-bearing structures (i.e. lumbar spinal vertebra, pelvis, thigh bones, shin bones, and ankle bones), these exercises also engage metabolic pathways involved in production of new bone. Regular chiropractic care helps ensure that your body effectively meets the various physiological demands imposed by our exercise activities.
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In order for all our internal systems to work at peak capacity and efficiency, our organs, tissues, and cells must receive and transmit timely information from and to our body's master system, the nerve system. But spinal misalignments may irritate spinal nerves, causing nerve interference and disrupting the free flow of signals across critical neurological networks. Such disruptions may lead to pain, interfere with our ability to exercise effectively, and interfere with our ability to gain the numerous benefits of exercise. By detecting and correcting such spinal misalignments, regular chiropractic care helps our bodies function at optimal levels and gain the most from the valuable time we're spending on our exercise activities. As a result, regular chiropractic care contributes substantially to our long-term health and well-being.
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