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Have you got a Healthy Spine?

Warnings of an Unhealthy Spine

from the United Chiropractic Association

1. Your heels wear out unevenly.

Can be due to uneven leg length or stress along the length of the spine.

2. You can't take a satisfying deep breath.

Breath and spinal health are interrelated.

3. Your jaw "clicks".

Can be caused by neck or hip subluxations.

4. You have to "crack" your neck, back, or other joints frequently.

Can be caused by fixed or immobile areas of your spine.

5. You can't turn your head or twist your hips to either side easily and equally.

Reduced range of motion.

6. You are often fatigued. (1) (2)

This can be due to an unbalanced spine.

7. You have poor concentration.

This can be due to Subluxations.

8. You have low resistance to disease.

Subluxations affect your immune system

9. Your foot flares out when walking. (3)

This may be a sign of a problem in the lower spine or hips, or meningeal stress in the upper neck or base of the brain. (3)

10. One leg appears shorter than the other.

11. You have poor posture.

12. You have headaches, back aches, sore or tender spots in muscles or joints.

These are all common signs of subluxation.

13. You have a constant stressful feeling and tension especially in muscles and joints.

Subluxations affect muscles.

14. You feel stiffness in your back and neck.

Subluxations can cause stiffness.

15. You just don't feel right, you are in general poor health.

Subluxations can affect your overall health.


1. Lennon, J. et al. Posture and respiratory modulation of autonomic function, pain, and health. American Journal Of Pain Management, Jan. 1994.

2. Sperry, R. Neurology and the mind-brain problem. American Scientist,1952, 40, pp. 291-312.

3. Ward, L. Spinal column stressology. Journal of the Nutritional Academy, 1984, 2(1).