9 Tips to Protect Your Spine (And Prevent Back Pains!)

December 2, 2020

  1. Stretch Your Muscles. Stretch your hip and leg muscles, especially before an activity. This removes stress on your spine and helps prevent injuries. 
  2. Avoid Poor Posture. Slouching can strain your spinal discs causing it to become herniated.
  3. Strengthen Your Core. Abdominal muscles help in supporting your spine. Strengthen them by doing core targeted exercises such as planking. 
  4. Lift Properly. Don't twist or bend your back when lifting an object. Make sure to keep your spine straight when lifting. If the item is too heavy, ask for help. 
  5. Stop Smoking. Smoking reduces calcium absorption and restricts proper blood circulation. This increases the risk of developing osteoporosis and slower healing. 
  6. Don't Sit Too Much. Too much sitting not only causes problems in your spine but also on your overall health. Take a break from sitting by standing up every 30 minutes. 
  7. Walk. Walking removes stress off the spine. It also helps strengthen your hip and leg muscles.
  8. Maintain A Healthy Weight. Excess body weight can cause your spine to tilt. This leads to chronic back pains.
  9. Relax. Stress tightens your muscles making it harder for them to support your spine.
For more tips on proper health and wellbeing, visit www.trspinalclinic.com or contact our doctors at (813) 392 2164.

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