The above quote provides insight to the fact that minute changes in spinal column can have an amplified effect on the health and function of the spinal nerves, and subsequently the tissues and organs they innervate. Considering this statement, something as small as a slight shift in the alignment of the spinal vertebrae can produce many changes in the body; some obvious and some imperceptible.  For example, one of the most common problems we see is forward head carriage due to hand held tech. The problem with the texting posture is that the head weighs on average 10 to 12 pounds in the neutral position, but when the head is carried forward in flexion as an individual spending lots of time leaning over their mobile device, the apparent weight of the head increases; sometimes up to as much as 60 pounds of pressure.  Now imagine, you maintain that head position for prolonged periods of time, how much pressure it would put on your cervical vertebrae. This same thing can happen at any level of the spine that is misaligned.   Prolonged compression of the spine not only affects the spinal nerves but also other structures such as the vertebra, and the discs between the vertebrae, which over time often results in pain, degeneration, and dysfunction.  Many people seek help, in the form of non-surgical spinal decompression at the point when pain is affecting their daily lives, but it would be best to find and treat early. Non-surgical spinal decompression is the process of relieving the pressure on the spinal structures, and is successfully being used to treat conditions such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, disc problems, disc bulges, disc herniations, scoliosis, and associated neck and low back pain.


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