By Praveen & Maheek Nair
Spinal Cord or the Spine is the most important part of our body and it acts as a bridge between the brain and the nerves in the body. It is a tube-like structure made up of nerve fibers that extend from the brain down to the pelvis.
One of the most important things you can do for back pain prevention is to get up and get moving. Muscles are meant to move. If you aren’t in good shape, you’re more likely to hurt your back and feel pain when you do even simple movements.
“If you maintain good eating habits, you not only will maintain a healthy weight, but you also will not put unnecessary stress on your body. A steady diet of excessively spicy or fast food can strain your nervous system, which is going to create back problems,” she adds. Conversely, a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, dairy products, and whole grains will keep your digestive tract on track.
Avoid sleeping flat on your back. The best position for sleeping is on your side. If you must sleep on your stomach, put a pillow under your lower abdomen to help take stress off your back. Having a supportive mattress and pillow for your head are vital as well.
Maintain Proper Posture
Be sure to work at an ergonomically correct workstation, both at the office and at home, and break up long periods in front of the computer with stretching exercises. If you practice good posture, you will maintain the natural curves of your back and help keep it strong.
You probably don’t realize how much stress can impact your spine health. Stress causes you to tense your muscles, and constant tension of this kind can cause back pain. Stress causes you to tense your muscles, and constant tension of this kind can cause back pain.