What Is Causing Your Back Pain?
Updated: Jun 3
DID YOU KNOW that back pain is the leading cause of job-related disability around the world?
Taking care of your spine (your back & your neck) is absolutely crucial as: ⠀⠀
1) It is a very important part of your body — the spinal column protects your central nervous system + keeps you upright and stable;
2) Spinal health determines how well the rest of your body’s functions are performing.
Here are a few simple adjustments you can make to your everyday routine to promote long-term back health:
Maintain a comfortable weight - excess weight in your body can put a lot of stress on the tendons, ligaments and/or muscles in your lower back.
Stay well hydrated - hydration maintains soft tissue elasticity and fluidity in joints, which in turn, prevents the spinal disks from shrinking.
Set up a proper workplace - adjust your office chair to the proportions of your body, remember to maintain a good posture while sitting (no slouching over!) and maximize back support by placing a pillow behind the small of your back.
Stay active and DO YOUR STRETCHES - flexibility is not just about pretty poses and long lines.
Regular training reduces the risk of serious injuries and promotes good joint function. The best exercise routine for your spinal health is one that combines stretching, strengthening, and aerobic activity.
Keep your body moving!