Back, Neck, & Spine Awareness & Prevention

Back, Neck, & Spine Awareness & Prevention

  • Diagnostic Procedures

    Practitioners will often recommend following a course of conservative (non-surgical) care, usually at least four to six weeks from the onset of back pain symptoms, before obtaining any type of diagnostic study.

  • Exercise

    Exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy back. People who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from back pain and can recover more quickly if injury occurs.

  • Nutrition & Weight Control

    Your weight can significantly influence your overall health and can have a particular impact on spinal health.

  • Physical Therapy for Prevention

    Physical therapy is effective in improving balance, reducing falls, controlling osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and neck and low back pain.

  • Posture

    Focus on good posture to help maintain a neutral spine.

  • Relax

    Find your own personal strategies for relaxation during the day.

  • Safe Lifting

    It’s not how much you lift, it’s how well you lift.

  • Sleeping

    Putting these simple tips into practice may help prevent or alleviate your neck or back pain.

  • Smoking

    Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in the United States and remains a significant public health concern.

  • Spine Specialists

    A primary care physician may be the first stop for back and neck pain; several specialists can help if pain persists or increases.

  • Workplace Ergonomics

    Make sure your workplace is working for your back!