Having A Healthy Spine Prevents Back Pain

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Do you find your back aching and nagging you when you first get up in the morning or after sitting in a chair? You may even notice your back start to bother you with standing for more than 10 minutes or having to walk distances. Back pain can come in different sensations from dull aches, to sharp stabbing pains or even radiating pain into the legs. The bottom line is with a healthy spine, back pain can be prevented and even reversed. Is your spine healthy? Compare yourself with the ideal healthy spine below to see if your spine has the following: • Good posture and spinal curves • Strong abdominal and core muscles • Strong spinal and gluteus muscles • Good flexibility and balance with side-bending and rotation • Good nutrition and rested well at night

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6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Spinal Health

1. Eat right. 2. Get plenty of sleep. 3. Stop smoking.

4. Improve your flexibility and strength. 5. Improve your posture and balance. 6. Have a spine check-up .

You think about eating right, exercising and having a healthy heart, but what about your back? Your spine is what gives you the ability to move around, protects your spinal cord and allows you to breathe properly. In fact, almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine. Therefore, it stands to reason that you should care for your back like you do your heart. Anybody with back pain can tell you that it interferes with your life, but with the right help, back pain can be a thing of the past. Call Fit For Play Physical Therapy and Fitness Center and we can show you how to have a healthy spine and live a life free from back pain!

Visit our website today at www.fitforplay.net to browse the many methods we offer to relieve back pain!

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Exercise Essentials

Try these simple exercises to help with your back pain... Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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Great For Tight Muscles

Start position

Lean backward www.simpleset.net

CHILD’S POSE Kneel on the floor, buttocks over heels. Stretch arms forward far as you can. Let head and trunk sag to the floor and hang heavy. Keep buttocks over heels. Relax. Repeat 6 times.

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Helps Shoulder Pain

Buttocks over heels, stretch arms SIDELYING Lie on your side. Place a pillow between your knees for support. Relax.

Lie on side. Use pillows for support.

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