Our spine is literally the backbone of almost every movement and function of our body. When it is destroyed, moving, sleeping, and functioning properly can be a challenge. This is why it’s very important to take care of our spine, regardless of what we do in life.
Taking Care of Your Spine
The following are straightforward ways to keep your spine in tiptop shape:
- Stay active
Allot at least 30 minutes each day to get active.
An active lifestyle, coupled with a good and proper stretching lowers your risk of lower back pain.
Stretching also helps in promoting good joint function, flexibility, and reducing your risk of injury.
- Watch your lifting technique
Incorrectly lifting objects is one sure way of damaging your spine.
When lifting heavy objects, make sure that you stand as close to the object as possible. Use your legs and knees to lift the object. When it’s too heavy for you, ask for help.
- Drink sufficient amount of water
Staying hydrated doesn’t just help in regulating your body temperature; it can also help preserve your spine’s health.
Dehydration could lead to the shrinking of your spinal disc, which can eventually lead to painful disc conditions such as herniation and bulging discs.
- Keep a healthy weight
The added weight could mean additional stress on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments on your spinal area. This explains why obese or overweight individuals suffer from lower back and joint problems.
Spine Care at Ozark Orthopaedics
Ozark Orthopaedics has a team of spine specialists who are experts in diagnosing and managing spine problems.
From simple back pain to more complicated back issues, our team can help you.
To schedule an appointment, you may call us at(479) 521-2752.