Spinal Hygiene

Chiropractor & Weight Loss Specialist located in Tempe, AZ

Spinal Hygiene

Spinal Hygiene services offered in Tempe, AZ

Optimal spinal hygiene is just as important as good oral hygiene. At Chirowell in Tempe, Arizona, Chiropractor Jae Chang, DC, takes an integrative and holistic approach to medicine. Instead of treating musculoskeletal pain after the fact, he emphasizes preventive care with good spinal hygiene. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and undergoing chiropractic adjustments can help you age more gracefully and stay mobile. Call Chirowell today to learn more about the benefits of good spinal hygiene or book online.

Spinal Hygiene Q&A

What is spinal hygiene?

Spinal hygiene is a chiropractic subspecialty. It combines patient education, routine checkups, and preventive screenings to keep your neck and back healthy. 

At Chirowell, Dr. Chang believes that spinal hygiene can significantly reduce common age-related medical conditions. Making the time to check in on your vertebrae, vertebral discs, and surrounding tissues can alert you to underlying issues when they’re most responsive to treatment.

What types of issues can benefit from spinal hygiene?

At Chirowell, Dr. Chang uses spinal hygiene to treat various musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

You might also benefit from spinal hygiene if you play sports or work a physically demanding job that involves lots of lifting, reaching, or twisting.

What does spinal hygiene involve?

At Chirowell, Dr. Chang takes an individualized and patient-centered approach to spinal hygiene. Depending on your age, health history, and symptoms he might recommend:

Zone Chiropractic adjustments

During a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Chang uses his hands or a small handheld tool to apply sudden, controlled pressure to a spinal joint. The pressure helps realign your vertebrae, increasing blood flow and relieving inflammation. 

Whole-body vibration

Whole-body vibration uses a special machine or a vibrating table to transmit energy through your skin, activating up to 90% of the muscle groups in your body. 

The activation process causes your muscles to contract and relax thousands of times per second. Treatment doesn’t apply any stress to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments, but it can increase your bone density and help relieve joint pain.

At-home Spinal Hygiene exercises

If your job requires you to sit for extended periods, you’re also more likely to develop back and neck pain. Dr. Chang can recommend stretches and strengthening exercises utilizing a unique spinal hygiene kit to assist in healing and prevent spinal degeneration.

How can I practice good spinal hygiene at home?

You can do various things to practice good spinal hygiene at home. Dr. Chang recommends:

  • Sitting and standing up straight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Avoiding heavy lifting
  • Quitting smoking

Healthy lifestyle changes like these can reduce your risk of age-related back and neck issues and improve your mobility and quality of life.

Call Chirowell to learn more about good spinal hygiene or click the online booking tool today.