In-between each bone (vertebrae) in your spine is a marshmallow like cushioning called your intervertebral discs.
These discs are your shock absorbers, and your mobility.
The vertebrae and discs come together to create a joint – just like any other joint in your body. Think your shoulder for example. Everyone knows that if you injure your shoulder and it’s in a sling for 6 weeks you’ll see a loss of muscle tone at the end of the 6 weeks. When this happens, it is atrophy of the shoulder from lack of movement.
Que – “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”.
So why don’t we think of the spine in the same way?!? Unlike the shoulder, the joints in your spine are much harder to notice if they’re not moving properly. On top of that, your spine doesn’t get movement throughout the day like the shoulder does when simply reaching for the peanut butter jar.
Lack of movement in the spine = degeneration of the intervertebral disc = bye bye mobility
Move your spine.
Movement is life.