Just How Important is Proper Spinal Curvature?

When people complain of back pain or soreness, the problem can usually be traced directly to the spine. Slipped or bulging discs, pinched nerves, and stressed joints are all common diagnoses a chiropractor will make and treat. But while these conditions may be recognized and treated individually, they’re still just symptoms of an overhanging problem: improper spinal curvature.

A misaligned spine is the catalyst for a great majority of back pain and discomfort issues. When the spine begins to deviate from its natural “S” curve, myriad problems follow. This is why chiropractors advocate for consistent adjustments and maintenance of the spine, regardless of age, condition, or preexisting problems.

At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, we leverage Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to not only help patients maintain their spinal curve, but to pinpoint its exact deviation for optimal treatment. As a result, we work to nip a variety of chronic problems in the bud before they have a chance to fully develop.

Curvature to combat gravity

The most important reason spine curvature is integral to health and wellness is because of its support properties. Gravity is always pulling down on you, which means force is being exerted on all parts of your body. Each step you take or each movement you make requires support to counteract gravity’s pull. You even need support when you’re not moving at all.

Because the curves of the spine are “S” shaped, they offset one another. This helps to hold you up against gravity. Vertebrae become larger from the top of the spine to the bottom of the spine, working to support the weight of gravity being exerted above them. The curves of your spine work to balance this weight proportionately, ensuring no one part of the spine is burdening too much.

When the spine loses its curvature, such as it does in cases of kyphosis or lordosis, parts of the body no longer adequately supported begin to strain. This is where pain comes from and why many spinal issues are quick to develop.

Structure to support nerves

It can’t be forgotten that the spinal cord is the core structure of the central nervous system. Nerve pathways have been architected through each vertebrae to reach the rest of the body. When the spine loses its natural curvature, nerves become interrupted, blocked, and damaged.

Pinched nerves lead to their own prolific problems, from various pain conditions, to gastrointestinal problems, to problems with vision and hearing, and more. Until the spine is restored to a neutral curve, the health of interrupted nerves will continue to cause problems for patients. Worse still, nerve damage can become permanent if the nerve is starved for too long.

Biomechanical stability

The reason Chiropractic BioPhysics is so adept at helping patients overcome various spinal problems is because it leverages the measurement of ideal biomechanics against patient-specific ailments. CBP measures deviation from a healthy curvature to help chiropractors pinpoint where support is lacking. Instead of making general adjustments, CBP enables chiropractors to make precision adjustments to realign the spine.

Proper realignment of spine curvature can have profound effects on wellness. As nerve pathways are restored, the conditions they’ve induced can dissipate. As support is reintroduced to the spine, the body can regain its composure. Positive changes quickly become dominos towards wellness.

Making the right adjustments to restore good spinal curvature starts with the right data. The team at Ideal Spine Health Center relies on Chiropractic BioPhysics when adjusting Boise, ID patients. Schedule a free consultation with us today to see our approach for yourself!

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.