Why Is My Spine Important

Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It serves as your primary structure from which supporting bones connect and it’s the conduit that protects the spinal cord. Most of your nerves pass from your brain, through your spine and out small openings to various muscles, bones and organs.

Think of your spinal column as a busy freeway with lots of ‘on and off’ ramps in peak hour traffic. The on and off ramps represent the nerves that connect to various parts of your body. The vehicles represent your nervous system and its electrical impulses.

Did you know? Your spine consists of 24 moving parts known as vertebrae. There are 23 discs between these vertebrae that act like shock absorbers and allow for movement. 12 rib bones attach to the spine as do hundreds of ligaments and muscles.What happens when I injure my spine?


Your spine is complex and consists of many moving parts. Various things can easily disrupt its normal functioning.

Any of these disturbances can cause abnormal movement or a misalignment along the spinal structure. This is where chiropractors apply their professional knowledge, skills and experience.

A spinal misalignment can have several possible components:

  • Restricted joint movement
  • Nerve interference
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle tightness
  • Altered blood flow


Common spinal disturbances include:

  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Incorrect lifting
  • Stress
  • Repetitive movements
  • Poor posture
  • Poor sleeping position

These components may be felt by you as symptoms and can include:

  • Tingling, numbness or pins and needles
  • Nerve pain
  • Pain, including lower back pain, hip and neck pain
  • Inflammation
  • Tight muscles or spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and migraines

It is common for a person to have a spinal misalignment and not even know. You can have several misalignments of the spine with or without symptoms.

Why is the health of my spine important?

Chiropractic is a form of primary healthcare that concerns itself with the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Anything detrimental to this relationship may affect the body’s ability to heal and the restoration and preservation of optimal health.

It’s advisable to speak with your health care practitioner about your particular case. We can schedule a consultation so that you can decide if chiropractic is right for you.


To book a chiropractic consultation at New World Chiro please phone or email us today.


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Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour (Chiropractor) is the owner and chiropractor at New World Chiro, Parramatta. Rosemarie is an experienced and highly professional healthcare practitioner with over 25+ years experience in caring for the local community. Rosemarie was also one of the chiropractors for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. With a keen interest in spinal health, neuroscience and sports fitness, Rosemarie is a natural health champion and advocate.

In addition to running New World Chiro, Rosemarie runs corporate health and wellness training programs, chiropractic assistant training, and networks within a variety of local business networks.


- B.Sc.(Biol.Sc.)
- B.App Sc (Clin.Sc)
- B.C.Sc.
- The International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma 1997
- Graduate Certificate in Sports Chiropractic in 1998

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