Tips For A Healthy Spine
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:05 AM

News Bite:  The spine acts as a link between your brain and the body. Despite assertions by the medical community that the spine is different from the nervous system, it is widely noted that there are many conditions that may cause a disruption in the transfer of instructions from the brain to the body, usually  when there are any problems associated with the spine or its protective covering, the vertebrae. It is important to consider the spine and vertebrae together while considering your back care. These tips will help.

 


The spine acts as a link between your brain and the body. Despite assertions by the medical community that the spine is different from the nervous system, it is widely noted that there are many conditions that may cause a disruption in the transfer of instructions from the brain to the body. This usually happens when there are any problems associated with the spine or its protective covering, the vertebrae. It is important to consider the spine and vertebrae together while considering your back care.

The spine has been often an overlooked part of our body, but offering some care for your spine will be the best thing that you can do to keep your body in its ultimate healthy state. Make spine care a part of your daily routine as this will help prevent any future complications. Here are some important and effective tips for spine health. 

Exercise regularly: As with any other body part, regular exercise is one among the most important tips to maintain healthy spine. This will help avoid many conditions that may affect the function of your vertebrae that might negatively influence the spine.

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is vital for the healthy functioning of the spine. A healthy diet must be near the top of the list for spine care.

Good posture: It is well known that maintaining a good posture while standing, sitting and lying is one of the most crucial tips for spine health regardless of age. Learn what good posture is and practice it regularly.  Your doctor of chiropractic can help you. 

Make yourself comfortable: Invest in buying quality products that are designed in a way that ensures complete support of your body. Such posture assists can make maintaining good posture easier to regularly perform while sitting or lying down for long periods, such as when sleeping. 

Stretching: Stretching is a good practice for relaxing your spine. It serves to assist in making the muscles and joints of the vertebra more readily assume a more normal function. Stretching may be practiced at any time and does not require and special equipment, location, or clothing.  Make it a daily part of your spine care practices.

Proper footwear: This may sound unusual for many.  They do not often associate the feet with the function of the spine, yet when we stand on our feet, the muscles of the legs pelvic girdle and spine all respond to the stresses imposed by any foot imbalances.  While high heels may enhance the look of the legs, it will affect your health by imposing imbalances in the function of your spine. Use footwear that will not put imbalance on the muscles and joints in your spine. 

Be active: It is common that most people work sitting for long hours. This will affect the health of your spine. Make sure that you find enough time to get necessary movement to keep your trunk muscles and your spine fully active and movable.

Expert advice: There are times when you have to realize that home remedies are not going to cure your problems. This is especially important if you have pain that lasts for a long time. Seeking expert help at the earliest will help you get the needed treatments on time.  Your doctor of chiropractic is a recognized expert in spine care and can assist you in providing and recommending the necessary care that your spine requires.

Don’t take the fitness of your spine for granted. Use these tips to make sure that your spine is in its most operable condition.  Your body will thank you.
Source:  http://www.boldsky.com/health/wellness/2014/ten-tips-for-a-healthy-spine-040935.html