Healthy Spine Quiz

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Here are some simple things you can do and questions you can answer to determine if your spine is healthy:

1. Watch yourself walk. Do you “track” equally well with each step or does one leg steer off course? Does one “butt cheek” wiggle compared to the other?

2. Get on your hands and knees. Lower and raise your stomach. Is it comfortable? Does your spine move freely and without restriction?

3. Do simple range of motion to both the low back and neck region. Bend slightly forward and back, bend from side to side, twist from side to side. Is each motion equal? Comfortable? Pain free?

4. While standing, “lift” your leg up (gradually increasing) to different heights. Compare legs. Can you easily raise your legs and hips? Comparably? Or do you have to “throw” your leg to “get it up there”?

5. Standing at a normal stance, form a T, try raising your arm up to 180 degrees. Is each arm the same? Is each as easily moved as the other? Now stand up erect, chest up and try again. Easier? Yes? Maybe your posture is not so great after all.

6. Can you sleep all night without aches and pains?

7. Do you feel old, stiff and achy, or young and refreshed when you get out of bed?

8. Are you starting to get out of a chair “too quickly”? Dizzy? Unstable?

9. Do you experience constant and stressful feeling and tension in muscles and joints? If so muscles can be directly affected by subluxations.

10. Do you feel fatigued? An unbalanced spine drains your energy and impacts your vitality.

11. Are you able to concentrate properly? Subluxations can directly impact brain function and health.

12. Do you have a low resistance to disease? Subluxations affect your neuroendocrine system, which plays an essential role in your ability to fight infection and resist disease.

13. Are you frequently ill and in poor general health? Subluxations can directly impact your immune system.