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Keeping Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Keeping Your Spinal Discs Healthy
Keyword(s): spinal disc health
Meta description: Maintaining your spinal disc health is an important part of living a life free from pain.
Here is a quick list of our best recommendations.
Bottom Line:
Ain’t no one got time for back pain!
Proactively doing things today to help your spinal discs stay healthy in the future is a smart idea.
Every day, your spinal discs absorb stress related to gravity, your posture, and your movement patterns.
Over time, this stress can cause wear and tear to your discs that can become painful.
The good news? There are a few key ways you can keep your discs healthy… starting today!
Why it Matters:
Not surprisingly, movement and exercise are the top ways to keep your spinal discs healthy.
Each day try to move your spine through its full range of motion and be cautious about sitting for hours on
end.
If you have to sit for long periods, try to change positions every 15 minutes. If you have to work at a
computer for hours at a time and you have the option, bring in a standing desk. These small steps can
help both reduce stress on your discs and engage the small muscles supporting your spine – both of
which are essential for disc health.
Also, mind your posture. The combination of inactivity and long periods in an unbalanced posture can
wreak havoc on your spinal discs.
Next Steps:
Keeping your spinal discs healthy is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of experiencing
neck or back pain.
If you spend long hours at the computer especially, you need to take proactive steps to counteract that
stress.
We’d be happy to work with you on a plan to keep your spinal discs healthy for years to come. Just shoot
us a message or give us a call!
Science Source(s):
Disc Changes Associated with Prolonged Sitting. PMR. 2014.