Flexibility, Loss of Flexibility
When, over time, with life’s daily stresses and strains, the spine has lost some of its optimal alignment, the muscles of the body, and particularly around the spine, become much tighter in an effort to protect a spine that is “slipping” from its ideal alignment. This tightening of muscles around the spine contributes to a loss of our flexibility. Restoring the spine back to its ideal alignment and improving its ability to adapt to everyday activities, allows these protective muscles to relax, thereby increasing our flexibility. Flexibility is an important barometer of our overall health! Look at a baby’s, or an athlete’s flexibility!