Spinal misalignment can have an impact on your health in many ways. Many people are surprised when they find out their spine is misaligned and is a problem that can affect systems that seem relatively unrelated to the spine itself.
The reason for this is that the spine is the protector of the nerves that run between the brain and the rest of the body. As a protector of the central nervous system, anything that goes wrong with the spine can affect the brain and parts of the body that are affected by the nervous system. Knowing the signs that your spine is misaligned can help you identify that this is a problem, so you can go on to resolve it.
There are many back problems that can cause chronic headaches. Injury to the back and also poor posture are frequent causes of chronic headaches. One of the ways to tell if your chronic headaches may be related to your back is if the headaches come on after you wake, which could indicate that your back was strained while you sleep.
Chronic headaches can be caused by many things, so if your headaches continue after your spine has been realigned, speak with your doctor to find out what else could be the cause.
Pain if Your Spine Is Misaligned
One of the most common symptoms of spinal misalignment is pain. The pain can occur in different parts of the body, depending on where the spinal misalignment is and what other parts of the body it’s affecting. Some common areas where pain may be most noticeable include:
- Lower back
Often, this pain will occur at the same time, so you’ll be able to tell they’re related.
The central nervous system is the body’s messenger, delivering messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spine becomes misaligned, the spinal cord can become crimped or pinched in a way that can cause a misfire or communication problem between the brain and the rest of the body.
Since it is the job of the brain to control the immune system, the result can be frequent illnesses. Often, these illnesses will not seem related to one another. They may occur at the same time, or at different times. The point is that if you’re not able to fight off illnesses like you should, this could be the result of a spinal misalignment, and you need help!
Pain, frequent illnesses, headaches – these problems can all cause stress, and force you to work harder just to get through the day. When this happens, you may experience excessive fatigue that can impact you all day long.
Another reason that many people experience excessive fatigue when their spine is misaligned is because of the pain they may feel when they’re trying to sleep. It’s hard to sleep well when your spine is out of alignment. Night upon night of lost sleep can lead to chronic sleep deprivation, which in turn can lead to excessive fatigue.
Numbness or Tingling
When the spine is misaligned, you may also experience numbness or tingling in the extremities of your body, such as your arms, hands, fingers, toes and so on. The reason that you’re feeling this is because the misalignment of the spine has pinched a nerve in your back, which in turn has impacted the sensations that you feel in other parts of your body.
Like many of these other symptoms, numbness or tingling can also be a symptom of something else. If realigning your spine doesn’t fix the problem, it’s important to get help from a doctor to find out what might be happening to cause this kind of symptom.
So, You Think Your Spine Is Misaligned: Now What?
Are you noticing signs your spine is misaligned? Spinal misalignment is a problem that many people develop because of everyday actions like repetitive motions, shoe choices and more. The lucky thing is that there are many things you can do to realign your spine at home. Some examples of things you can do include:
- Sleep on your side, not your back or front
- Sit right while driving, take frequent breaks on long car trips
- Take yoga classes
Use the Spine Aligner
One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to align your spine at home is to use the Spine Aligner. This effective, affordable device can help reduce your back pain and align the muscles of the spine through three quick, easy steps. After putting on the spinal aligner, simply push one leg out and one leg in, then push your legs out, then push your legs back in.
The Spinal Aligner comes with a variety of other tools that can help you in your goals to achieving a straight, well-aligned spine. These tools include a muscle roller, a pressure point device and information about using your Spine Aligner.
Since the Spine Aligner is something you can keep at home, you can use it to align your spine at any time. For more information about using the Spine Aligner, see the informational videos on our homepage. To order your Spine Aligner, contact us today!