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The Vertebral Team

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

The Vertebral Team

Your spine is made up of 26 vertebrae. These vertebrae create joints that must work together to distribute load evenly across muscles, ligaments, and cartilage of the spine. What happens when one of those joints gets restricted and isn’t working properly?

A restricted joint is similar to a lazy teammate. You are qualified for the state championship, but you have to play your best to win. One of your teammates (let’s call him Allen) shows up late to practice, runs instead of sprints during games, and just doesn’t have his head in the game. Well that results in a couple of things.

First, that means that the rest of the team has to start doing Allen’s part, on top of your own position, to make sure you are bringing your A game. Second, you are going to be tired from working two positions and that tiredness will show up as pain. And third, overall, your team will not be as efficient as it should be.

The same thing happens within the vertebral column. If one muscle, receptor, bone, ligament is not doing their part to help transfer the load across the joint, the joint becomes faulty. This will result in decreased strength of the tissues, decreased stability of the joint, and more angry muscles. Your range of motion will be inhibited and now your brain and your joint can’t communicate well. No wonder you are in pain!

Let us take care of your bad teammates for you! Give us a call at (615)-867-7782 to schedule your appointment today!

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