The Price of Having a Spine

Think of your back like the trunk of a tree. It supports the entirety of your body within a column of bones that are as susceptible to the wear and tear of time, motion and gravity like anything else. Within this column is a 18 inch network of nerves that help pass along signals from the body to the brain and back again. It’s incredibly important that your spine is preserved, well maintained and properly looked after. That’s why a Phoenix Chiropractor is one of the soundest investments that you can make over the long years of your life. Those years of our life are spent in a near constant state of motion and activity. This can lead to a lot of attrition to the spine and for some even severe damage.

There’s no escaping this damage over time. What we can do is seek out professionals who are able to give us treatment, therapy and knowledge in order to preserve it. Lower back pain is a problem that effects the over 20 million Americans alone with the number growing every year. It especially has an impact upon those people over 65 years old. It can be too late for some who might seek treatment only in the later years of life. This can be a serious problem.

Chiropractors have had to suffer under the undue shadow of doubt from a poor reputation. This is a seriously unfounded reputation that is spread by ignorance and fear. Any kind of therapy has its risks and rewards. There’s always going to be a chance that you can be hurt during the course of it. However, chiropractors are professionals who know what they are doing. They’re required to be licensed after four years of education and training. Only then can they operate freely.