Prevention of Back and Neck Conditions

We recommend positive lifestyle changes that may help you slow down the natural degenerative ageing process.
  • Maintain a healthy weight because the extra weight and strain on your spine could speed up the degenerative process as your vertebrae and discs work harder to support your body.
  • Exercise regularly and keep proper posture because certain exercise can strengthen the core muscles that help stabilize and support the spine. Proper posture keeps your back straight and aligned.
  • Use proper body mechanics that may help you prevent pain and back injury. For example, when lifting heavy objects, you can reduce the pressure on your spine if you bend at the knees and make your legs do most of the work.
  • Quit smoking because it negatively impacts your bone health, and accelerates the degenerative process.
  • Try not to sit for long periods of time. Take frequent breaks when working in front of computer or driving, to stretch and walk around.
  • Additionally, we suggest: sleeping on a firm mattress, using chairs with firm back support, and keeping both feet flat on the floor while sitting.