5 Keys To A Healthy Spine

&Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“After I Experienced Pain During Morning Jogs, I Decided To Do Something About It! ” 5 Keys To A Healthy Spine One thing to understand about neck and back pain is that it is mechanical. Just like a car can have problems with moving parts, so can your spine. The daily barrage of strain on our backs with sitting, lifting improperly and poor nutrition can wreck havoc on our spines. Most spine pain comes from the following 4 trouble areas:

1. Poor posture and alignment 2. Lack of knowledge on how to bend, lift, sit, and sleep 3. Lack of muscle strength 4. Poor flexibility and muscle coordination

The good news, is that your body is adaptable and you can always improve what you have. With the right treatment and training, your back or neck can usually make a full recovery. Physical therapists are the mechanics of the body, and coming to a physical therapist first can often avoid expensive testing or medical procedures. “Lumbar spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the open spaces in your spine, can be treated just as successfully with physical therapy as with surgery - and with 15 percent fewer complications.” - Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2015

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