If you are patient here at Healthsprout you are well aware that our goal is correction of the spine. You should also know the main reason for this is to allow the brain to communicate with the rest of the body with as little interference as possible. Quick refresher: the brain (most amazing thing in your body by far) controls all function in your body. The brain communicates with the body through the spinal cord and nerves exiting the cord between each vertebrae. Perfectly aligned spine allows for optimal communication between brain and body which equals optimal function. Misalignment, or SUBLUXATION, interferes with that communication which equals less than optimal function which leads to disease. Its important to remember this throughout your care.
Besides improving function, a properly aligned spine is less likely to be injured. The Chiropractic Biophysics Group put out an article about this, specifically looking at the cervical spine (neck). The data they compiled showed that someone with a straight neck that sustains a whiplash type injury is much more prone to severe injury with long term affects when compared to someone with the proper cervical curve. They also go on to say that on average people involved in a car accident with whiplash type injury will lose 10 degrees from their cervical curve.
I view this as more reason to be proactive at correcting your cervical curve before symptoms arise. Adjustments, traction, the wobble chair, and the home care kits are all designed to correct and maintain proper alignment of your spine. Stay committed and working towards the goal.