Common Causes Of Spinal Misalignment

by Administrator 23. October 2018 15:57

Spinal misalignments may lead to a host of health problems such as chronic back pain, muscle spasms, lack of mobility, etc. It is important to understand the cause of spinal misalignments in order to avoid them in the first place. 

Following are some reasons due to which spinal misalignments arise:

  • Poor Sleeping Position: The position we sleep in directly affects the health of our spine. A poor sleeping position stresses the spine and causes its misalignment. It is often recommended to sleep on the side with legs folded towards the chest. A pillow should be used to separate legs and support the spine.
  • Repetitive Motion: When one motion is repeated over and over for years at a stretch, it causes the vertebrae to slip from its original position. Injuries to the spine due to repeated motion happen over the course of months or years.
  • A Diet With Low Nutritional Value: A poor diet compromises the health of your spine making it weak and prone to misalignments. A balanced diet that includes lean meat, fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains is recommended for a good spinal health.
  • Physical Forces: The impact of physical forces such as falling down or automobile accidents can cause major misalignment of the spine. Also physical traumas caused due to the nature of job one does can be the cause for spine to misalign e.g. carrying heavy objects every day, sitting at a desk continuously for hours and so on.
  • Chemical Forces: Spinal alignment heavily depends on muscle tone. Poor muscle tone caused by chemical changes in the body can be a reason for spinal misalignment. Such chemicals affect the body’s natural chemistry and aggravate the nervous system. A dysfunctional nervous system leads to tense muscles and eventually misalignment in the spine. Examples of such chemical factors are high lactic-acid, lack of calcium, caffeine, pollutants, processed foods, allergies, etc. 
  • Emotional Forces: Emotional forces such as stress, anxiety, worry, anger, fear, etc. cause the neck and shoulders to tighten. These tightened muscles then lead to misalignment of the spine.
  • Obesity And Inactivity: An inactive lifestyle invariably leads to the body gaining unwanted weight. The extra weight puts pressure on the spine and makes it vulnerable to misalignment. Keeping a check on your weight and diet is one of the best things you can do to prevent spinal misalignments.
  • Poor Siting Posture: Slouching while sitting at a desk is the major reason for a misaligned spine. Over the course of time, a poor sitting posture takes its toll on the spines health and weakens it.

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