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Celebrating Spinal Health Week 2023

stretching arms at deskYour spine is an incredible part of your body that plays a critical role in supporting your entire frame and helping you to move freely. With Spinal Health Week upon us, we wanted to take the time to educate you about the importance of your spine so you can keep it in tip-top condition!

Here are some tips to help you keep your spine healthy:

Exercise regularly: Regular exercise is essential for keeping your spine healthy. Try to incorporate activities that help to strengthen your core and back muscles, such as yoga, Pilates, or weight training.

Maintain good posture: Poor posture can put unnecessary strain on your spine, leading to pain and discomfort. Try to maintain good posture throughout the day, whether you’re sitting, standing, or walking.

Lift objects correctly: If you need to lift heavy objects, be sure to use the correct lifting technique to avoid putting strain on your back. Bend your knees and keep your back straight while lifting.

Take frequent breaks: If you spend long hours sitting at a desk or in front of a computer, be sure to take frequent breaks to stretch and move around. Sitting for prolonged periods can put pressure on your spine and lead to stiffness and discomfort.

Fun Facts About Your Spine

Did you know that your spine contains over 120 muscles, 220 ligaments, and 100 joints? It’s also home to the spinal cord, which is responsible for transmitting messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Without a healthy spine, your body simply wouldn’t be able to function properly!

Your spine is divided into 5 regions: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), lumbar (lower back), sacrum (pelvis), and coccyx (tailbone). Each region has a specific role to play in supporting your body and allowing for movement. With so many different parts, you can see why it’s important to visit us for a spinal checkup every now and then!

Even if you’re not experiencing any pain or discomfort, it’s important to have your spine checked regularly to ensure that it’s in good condition. At our practice, we can also provide you with personalised advice and care options to help you maintain a healthy spine for years to come.

Ready to book a visit? Contact our team today.

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