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credit: Steven Depolo

credit: Steven Depolo

You’ve probably heard physical therapists, chiropractors, and other bodyworkers say that the spine is the key to living pain free—and they’re right. A healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining whole body health. A strong spine can also make you look taller and thinner, and feel more powerful.

On the other hand, though, your spine in many ways is the command center for your physical self—it’s connected to so many other systems in your body that that slightest change to that equilibrium can lead to problems. Rounded shoulders and discomfort are frequently the first noticeable issues, but by no means are they the only problems. Thankfully, simply knowing your way around your spine can help avoid many of them.

Your spine has three distinct parts, each with different functions and different methods of self-care. So consider this a guide to that part of yourself you never see, but could never do without. Continue reading

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