World Spine Day is Wednesday October 15th and you might rightly say SO WHAT!
As a Chiropractor I know the health of your spine is integral to your overall health and wellbeing, but for most people - because you can’t see what it’s doing - it’s easy to forget the role it plays.
Your spine (along with the attached muscles and ligaments) enables us to stand upright and move about freely on 2 legs.
It protects your nervous system, the master communication system that transmits instructions from your brain and feedback from your body to enable your brain to manage the millions of functions it performs without us having to think about it.
Movement of your spine creates the movement for the cerebro-spinal fluid that provides nutrition for your brain.
Base of support for your head
Base of support for organs
Base of attachment for ribs (respiration)
Mobility of the trunk
Storage of calcium and other minerals
Supply of new blood cells
With all these important functions to perform consider that your spine needs to be maintained in just the same way we maintain other structures that we want to last – whether they be bridges, roads, cars or houses.
If you know someone that would benefit from having their spine checked we’ll be doing FREE HEALTH CHECKS at the Stringybark Sustainability Festival at the Rowville Community Centre this weekend.