5 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Spine

Millions of people are affected by lower back pain today, and the numbers been increasing in an alarming phase. It may be herniated disc or just a strained muscle can give you the same pain. It’s not all about the pain you are living with, your spine’s health can affect the overall quality of your life.

A healthy spine is not a concern for only those who suffers from a lower back pain, but also to those who need to prevent LBP in the future.

Let Your spine Rest well

In a day of hectic work, your spine needs a quality time to rest and not just lying alone can give rest to your spine. You have to make sure that the position you are lying gives the spine a proper rejuvination.

Your choice of mattress and pillow is largely based on personal preference, your preferred sleep positions, and your specific back or neck problem.

As long as you’re choosing a mattress to ensure the best support and sleeping position for your condition, there are many available types of  the mattress can be helpful.

Lift Heavy things properly

Lifting heavy weights wrongly can let you face some serious issues. It is as dangerous as twisting your spine wrongly. Following are the simple steps you need to keep in mind while lifting things,

  • Keep as close as possible to the object you are lifting,
  • Use your legs and knees rather than your back or upper body to pull up the item.
  • It will help if you bend your knees so your arms are at the same height as the item. Keep your head down and back straight.

Stretch Out Completely

If you start your day with a few good stretches, it can not only be refreshing but can also promote spinal health. Your core muscles—your lower back and abdominal muscles—need to be strong and supple in order to support your spine and take pressure off your lower back.

Keep an Eye on what shoes you wear

Whether you go for a walk in the morning or you may be going somewhere your shoes plays a very important role in supporting your back. Good shoes provide a supportive base that helps the spine and body remain in alignment. For example, make sure the area of the shoe that fits the back of your heels is snug, but not overly tight, as a good fit in the heel prevents over-pronation or supination—or too much rolling of the foot to the outside or inside.

Working position plays important role

Whatever your job may be but the position you are sitting for more than six hours a day really matters your spine health. Make sure the chair you are sitting in your workplace is comfortable and  your knees should be 90 degrees to your hip level. plan regular breaks to periodically get up and walk around the office or home.

 

 

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