We believe movement is medicine.
A lack of physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to spine problems. Regular exercise and movement are essential to keeping the spine strong and flexible. Incorporating activities that strengthen the core and back muscles can help prevent spine issues.
One of the leading causes of spine problems is poor posture. Slouching, hunching over, and sitting for long hours with improper posture can put excessive strain on the spine. Over time, this strain can lead to chronic back pain and other spinal issues.
Carrying excess weight places additional stress on the spine, particularly in the lower back. Maintaining a healthy weight through proper nutrition and exercise is crucial to reducing the risk of spine problems.
Improper lifting techniques can lead to acute spine injuries. When lifting heavy objects, it’s important to bend at the knees, keep the object close to your body, and use your leg muscles to lift rather than straining your back.
As we age, our spine naturally changes, such as degenerative disc disease and decreased bone density. These age-related changes can increase the likelihood of spine problems. However, a healthy lifestyle and regular physiotherapy can help mitigate these effects.
Spine problems can also result from traumatic injuries, such as car accidents, falls, or sports-related incidents. It’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention if you experience a spine injury to prevent long-term complications.
Some individuals are genetically predisposed to spine problems due to factors like the shape and structure of their spine. While genetics play a role, lifestyle choices and regular physiotherapy can help manage and reduce the impact of genetic factors.