Do you know that you can improve spinal alignment yourself? There are some forms of exercise and stretch to help you correct your spinal alignment without having to take a chiropractic treatment. But always be sure to check with your doctor first to ensure you don’t have a serious underlying problem. And if you’re healthy enough to correct the spinal alignment on your own, following are some simple things you can do every day.
The exercises to improve spinal alignment can be really simple and do not take a long time to finish. For example, while at work, you can rest your back for a while. You put more pressure on your back as you’re sitting than when standing. Sit up straight and have your legs uncrossed at 90 degree angles to decrease any unnecessary pressure. A stability ball can make a useful equipment to help improve your spinal alignment, as well as strengthen the core muscles of your abs, back, and hips to improve your posture. Just use the ball for 20 minutes every morning and another 20 minutes after lunch.
Movement always enhances the blood flow to your spine, encouraging the range of motion and mobility for proper spinal alignment to be maintained easier. Therefore, always spare enough time to regularly walk around and stretch. Daily exercise, such as weight training and low-impact cardio, can also improve the strength, especially in your abs and back—again and again, this can align the spine and improve your posture.
Your sleeping position is also important to correct your spinal alignment. Ideally, your spine should rest, relax, and readjust as you sleep. Place a thin pillow behind your knees if you sleep on your slide, or place a towel underneath your neck and a pillow under the knees if you sleep on your back. Don’t sleep on your stomach if possible. Aside from spinal alignment stretches, it can prevent you waking up with stiffness.