How to Prevent Spine Diseases
Prevent back pain.
8 out of 10 people have certain diseases of the spine, which cause severe pain: lumbodynia, degenerative spine disease, spondylosis, spondylarthrosis, spinal disc herniation, arthritis, etc. However, some rules that seem very simple may prevent your future suffering from back pain if followed constantly.
First of all, we recommend
choosing an appropriate position for each situation. For example, when you need to pick up something from the floor, do not bend your back. Bend your knees, lop down and lift the object. If the object is heavy, lift it with both hands. The same is true if you carry a heavy bag from the store: it is better not to carry it by one hand but to carry it bringing to the chest clasping arms around. When driving a car, sitting on public transport or at your desk, sit deep in a chair or armchair with your back straight and your feet resting on the floor. Lower back should be slightly rounded outward, but not curved. Finally, while in bed, try to fall asleep lying on your side or on your back. Use an orthopedic pillow. If you weigh less than 50 kg, it is better to choose a soft mattress, and vice versa, a hard mattress better fits overweight people.
You should continuously strengthen your back muscles to avoid problems with the spine. Strong back muscles will help reduce the spine load. Walking will be of great help as it allows you to develop cushioning ability of the spine.
What if you feel pain in the back?
If you constantly feel pain in the back or have sudden pain attacks, there are a few ways to eliminate them: you can take analgesics, anti-inflammatory or antispasmodic drugs. Doctors may also prescribe various ointments for topical application. In any case, you should strictly follow the prescriptions. If medications fail to relive pain, hormonal blockades apply, i.e. injections directly into the location of the pain.
Non-drug but very effective manual techniques serve as an alternative to drug treatment. They are: osteopathy, kinesiotherapy, and manual therapy. Their advantage is that they may bring immediate relief. Moreover, only a competent professional may eliminate functional or mechanical disorders of the spine. And you can find such professionals only in our center.