Signs That Your Spine is Out of Alignment

Posted on By Wasserman Chiro

When your spine is in alignment, it means that the vertebrae are stacked vertically, This keeps the body, from the head to the feet, in a reasonably straight position. An aligned spine not only gives you good posture, but also helps prevent pain, stiffness, and related issues.

Unfortunately, there are many different ways that your spine can get out of alignment, including poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, and even stress. By identifying signs that your spine is out of alignment, you can get the care that you need to restore the healthy position of the vertebrae, such as chiropractic services from Wasserman Chiropractic. The main indicators that your spine is out of alignment include:

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Pain, Chronic Headaches, and/or Fatigue

Back pain, joint pain, chronic headaches, and fatigue are all symptoms of a misaligned spine. If you’re experiencing one of these symptoms and it can’t be explained by something else, your spine could be the root of the issue. Chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, and other chiropractic methods can be used to address the misalignment causing these issues for pain relief and higher energy levels.

Misaligned Posture

Oftentimes, a misaligned spine can be identified by looking at yourself in a full-length mirror. When you stand up straight, do you notice that your head is tilted to one side, your shoulders aren’t on the same plane, or that you’re leaning to one side? Does one foot rotate outward more than the other? Are the hips centered? If you can see that one side of the body is positioned differently than the other when you’re standing, your spine is likely out of alignment.

Shoes Wear Out Unevenly

When the spine is out of alignment, it typically causes unequal weight distribution between the two legs. So, when you walk, one shoe will take more weight than the other. This causes one shoe to also wear out more quickly than the other.

Take a look at your shoes. Does one appear significantly more worn out than the other? If so, your spine could be out of alignment.

Limited Neck Mobility

If your cervical spine is misaligned, your range of motion in the neck could be limited. Move your neck from left to right to see if you have any limits to the mobility of the cervical spine. If you have pain when you turn your neck in one direction, or if you can’t turn the head as far to one side as you can to the other, your cervical spine probably isn’t aligned.

Chiropractic Care For Spine Misalignment

The caring, experienced team at Wasserman Chiropractic can provide a range of chiropractic services to bring your spine back into alignment. We’ll work with you to relieve your symptoms and help you maintain a properly aligned spine. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.