The intervertebral discs in the spine have two major purposes. The first is to act as spacers between the vertebrae which provides room for all of the nerves and blood vessels and allows for proper movement of the spine. The second function is to act as shock absorbers for our upper-body weight as we move through life.
Sadly, poor health and bad posture affects the discs significantly and will lead to degeneration of the discs. Debilitating pain and nerve damage can result from this.
Regular exercise (with appropriate stretching and flexibility programs), a healthy diet, not smoking, and consistent chiropractic care can keep your spine functioning properly.
Dr. Hartwig at Marcum Chiropractic can help formulate a successful health plan with you to keep your spine healthy. Call Marcum Chiropractic and schedule your consultation with Dr. Hartwig today!