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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Tips for a Healthy Spine
Tips for a Healthy Spine
  • Start stretching: stretching will help maintain normal joint functions and will reduce the risk of injuries.
  • Lift with your knees: you can easily damage your back if you try to lift something the wrong way. Always bend your knees and lift. One twist the wrong way can cause damage.
  • Stay active: by exercising, you can stay healthy and lose weight. Excess weight can cause pressure on muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Sleep right: getting enough sleep per night is essential, as the night is when the body can repair itself. Sleeping on your side is better than on the stomach as this puts extra pressure on the spine.
  • Stay hydrated: drinking enough water will maintain soft tissue elasticity and fluidity in the joints, allowing for easier movement.
  • Work smart: try to create a work space that will have less stress on your back.
  • Don’t ignore frequent pain: it is common to experience the odd day of back pain; however, it could be a warning sign for something more serious. If back pain goes untreated, the spine can become more damaged, leading to more pain.
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • Fondern orthopedic group LLP
  • Spine Interventional Society