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10 Facts About Your Spine



Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body, it’s one of the differentiating factors that define humans. There exist many different aspects to the spine that we don’t even realize! This is why taking good care of it is very important for your overall health. Here are 10 facts about your spine that you may not have known about.


Fact #1

The #1 Workers Disability cause is related to spinal injuries.


Fact #2

The spine has an exceptional memory. It will remember and become used to your posture.


Fact #3

Approximately 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain in their life.


Fact #4

As we age, the space between our spinal disc gets smaller. This is why some people lose an inch or more in height.


Fact #5

The normal spine has an “S”-like curve when looking at it from the side. This allows for an even distribution of weight.


Fact #6

Simple exercise like walking can be very helpful because it gets people out of a sitting posture.


Fact #7

Quitting smoking can alleviate back pain according to an article published in the American Journal of Medicine.


Fact #8

We are the only mammals who suffer from scoliosis. Also, women are more likely to experience this disorder than men.


Fact #9

Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.


Fact #10

The spine functions independently of the brain.


Conclusion

There are a lot more interesting facts about spine, and the list can go on. However, if you’re suffering from any type of back pain or injury we recommend getting help right away. Letting more time go by can cause further injury.


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