3 Ways to a Happy and Healthy Spine
Dealing with back pain consistently can significantly alter your quality of life. Unless you experienced a sudden injury, chances are your back pain is a result of long-term habits that finally led to the pain you’re experiencing now. But the good news is with some effort and being conscious about your spine, you can slowly get it back on track to being healthy and strong. It may be beneficial to visit a spine care center first to confirm your back pain isn’t a result of a major health issue. Once that’s confirmed, you can focus on these daily habits to benefit your spine health.
Focus on Ergonomics
If you sit for an extended amount of time regularly, you may eventually have to go through some advanced pain management techniques to help your back. It’s never too late to focus on ergonomics, which means sitting in the proper chair with good posture and supporting your back. And even when you have the perfect ergonomic setup at your desk, it’s still important to stand up and do lower back stretches for a few minutes multiple times a day to relieve the pressure in the spine.
Strengthen Your Core And Back
Having a strong core and back muscles can relieve a significant amount of pressure from the spine. Unless you naturally work to strengthen your core daily through your work or other duties, you may need to do targeted exercises periodically. Make it a part of your daily routine to strengthen your core and get advice from an advanced pain management facility if you are unsure which exercises are most beneficial for your particular health.
Support Your Spine While Sleeping
Believe it or not, you could be damaging your spine while you sleep. Sleeping should be the time when your spine has a chance to decompress and relax after working hard all day long. The goal is to have your spine aligned properly during sleep, and your pillow and mattress play a large role in this. Your spine care center can help point you in the right direction, but your comfort is the most important thing when selecting a mattress and pillow to support the spine properly.
DBC Active Spine Care® believes simple approaches are often the most effective when getting your spine health back on track. Our spine adaptive functional restoration program focuses on strengthening and increasing the endurance in the surrounding muscles in order to better support the spine. Painkillers are effective for temporary relief, but they don’t benefit your long-term spine health. Even simple lower back stretches are more beneficial than medicine for the long-term. To learn more about how we can help you strengthen your spine and live a higher quality of life, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.