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SPORT :How Can Great Spinal Health Help with Your Performance?

In one study by Haavik H, and Murphy B, neck pain patients were tested to see how accurately they were able to position their elbow compared to healthy individuals without neck pain. The people with neck pain weren’t as accurate in figuring out where their elbow joint was in space. However, after their neck was adjusted with a chiropractic spinal adjustment, the researchers found that that their elbow positioning sense had improved.In other words, when your spine is out of alignment (subluxated) then the messages going from your brain through the misaligned spine to your body, are interrupted and not able to flow through 100%. Improving the alignment and function of your spine and improving spinal health allows your brain to connect to your body better through your nerves and allow you to move through your day with more accuracy and ease.                                                   
It is vital for optimal health to have a well aligned and well functioning spine.This is why those of you that value their health, it is a good idea to maintain spinal function and alignment. This is important to not only help your daily activities, but to also help your sporting performance whether you play for fun or competitively. 
Great spinal health has given, and continues to give many sporting greats the leading edge.
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(reference:  Haavik H, Murphy B. Subclinical neck pain and the effect of cervical manipulation on elbow joint position sense. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics 2011;34:88–97.

Posted on: 18th October, 2014
Categories: Sport
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