No matter what age you are, spinal degeneration is a real thing that will affect your body, especially if you live a largely sedentary lifestyle. This could mean sitting for extended periods of time staring at a computer or TV, driving for long periods, or playing too many video games versus being outside and remaining active. All of these factors can increase the odds of experiencing back pain and possibly developing recurrent problems. Hence, it’s important to practice “spinal hygiene”.
Spinal hygiene simply means using good practices to ensure the spine—and therefore the back—remain in tip-top shape. This also means taking the time to receive regular checkups to make sure there are no underlying issues. Optimum spinal hygiene could be something as simple as practicing proper posture, maintaining a healthy diet to keep weight gain in check, and making sure your workspace is ergonomic if you work in an office setting.
Bending the knees, refraining from carrying heavy backpacks, not straining the neck by looking down at your phone, these are all simple changes you can incorporate into your daily routine to improve your long-term spine health. If you are experiencing pain in the back, however, this may indicate a serious condition. We will be happy to take a look at your spine and help you live a life free of pain and discomfort should minimally invasive surgery be necessary.
We utilize groundbreaking ultrasonic spine surgery techniques to treat a number of cervical and lumbar spine conditions including cervical disc herniation, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, spondylolisthesis, and more. For more information or to schedule a complimentary MRI review, please call (954) 567-1332.