Dr. J’s tips to promote a healthy spine:


It’s #worldspineday2018 !! So here are Dr. J’s tips to promote a healthy spine: 

1.STAY ACTIVE: Everyone knows by now how beneficial regular exercise is. Exercise is specifically beneficial for spine health by stimulating blood flow which helps nourish and repair discs, muscles, ligaments, and joints in your spine. Exercise also stimulates the delivery of needed nutrients into and around the disc spaces throughout your spine. 

2.GOOD POSTURE: Practice good posture 24/7 when sitting, standing, sleeping and exercising and playing sports are some of the ways you can take better care of your spine. Proper postural alignment will allow one to work more efficiently with less fatigue and strain on your body's ligaments and muscles. A conscious effort to correct your posture is the first step to breaking poor postural habits and reducing stress and strain on your spine. 

3.WORK SMART: Many of us don’t have a choice but to sit for extended periods of time while at work. But, we do have a choice with how we sit and incorporate proper ergonomics into our workspace to promote good spine health. If you are unsure how to make your workspace promote good posture habits, ask us!

4.STRETCH: Reduce the tension in your muscles that support the spine by stretching! Stretching provides numerous benefits including improving your range of motion and overall mobility and reducing risk of disability caused by back pain. 
5.GET ADJUSTED: Coming in for adjustments can help restore spinal alignment and maintain proper movement. Proper alignment of the spine promotes good circulation and reduces inflammation and pain.

Our spine does a lot for us! So lets take the time to care for it. 

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