It’s that time of year again!  Time to show your significant other how much you love them.  Do you know what else needs some love this time of year?  Your spine!

The burden of your spine

Your spine is constantly holding you upright all day, every day.  That is a lot of responsibility and stress on one part of your body!

Not only does it support you, it also protects one of the most important structures in your body…your spinal cord.  Your spinal cord is responsible for sending the messages to and from your brain out to the rest of your body.  This is such an amazing process that you don’t even have to think about it most of the time.  It just happens!

Surrounding structures of the spine

While most people think of their spine as lots of bones (vertebrae) there are also numerous structures attaching to and surround it.  There are muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels, discs, and numerous other working parts.  These all work in conjunction to keep you mobile, active, and healthy.

These structures can also get in trouble when the spine is out of alignment and dealing with outside pressure.  This may lead to pain, postural issues, sleep disturbances, headaches, as well as a whole host of other symptoms.

This is one of the reasons why in our office, at Express Chiropractic of Frisco, we have focused massage available.  The massage helps to break up scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the spine.  Not only is a massage healing, but it also feels great!

Show your spine some love

February 14th aka Valentine’s Day is a great day to show everyone and everything around you some love.  But don’t just take care of your spine on special days!  Adjustments and massage are one of those things needed regularly just like brushing your teeth, eating well, and exercising.  A regular wellness or maintenance spinal health program can help you function and feel at your best all year round!

If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, or any other surrounding area check us out at Express Chiropractic Frisco for your spinal adjustments and massage.