Just like you need to maintain hygiene for anything from your hair, teeth, nails, and skin, you should also maintain spinal hygiene for optimal health. Spinal hygiene is an important part of pain reduction and injury recovery, and can greatly improve the quality of your life.
At Weeks Wellness Chiropractic, Dr. Brian Weeks can recommend the best spinal hygiene exercises to keep you limber and flexible while preventing chronic pain from interfering with your daily life. Spinal hygiene is easy to do, and with our chiropractic care, you can start feeling your best again.
What is Spinal Hygiene?
Spinal hygiene is the practice of maintaining spinal health daily through exercise, stretching, and relaxation techniques. Spinal hygiene helps to treat chronic or acute back pain resulting from stiff muscles, sedentary lifestyles, poor posture, and daily stress.
Spinal hygiene can help relieve pain by:
- Supporting your musculoskeletal system
- Preventing spinal degeneration
- Improving your posture
- Encouraging flexibility
- Preventing stiffness
How Does a Chiropractor in Longmont Help?
There are a variety of different exercises that can be done to promote spinal hygiene. Our trained chiropractor in Longmont can help determine what exercises will work best for you and your body. We will conduct a comprehensive physical exam along with imaging tests to determine if your chronic or acute back pain is due to issues with the spine.
After getting to the root cause of the pain, we might recommend spinal hygiene exercises such as:
- Chin tucks to reduce tension and inflammation in the upper neck and encourage good posture
- Shoulder rolls that help relax shoulder muscles and neck
- Core strengthening exercises such as planks to strengthen the abdomen and provide better lower back support
- Trunk rotation stretches to stretch your back, spine, and upper torso
We might also recommend spinal adjustments to correct any issues with posture, spinal decompression to alleviate pressure in bulging or herniated discs, and more massage therapy treatments to fully heal your back and neck pain.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Longmont Today
You don't have to suffer from chronic or acute back pain forever. According to the American Chiropractic Association, most cases of back pain aren't caused by serious conditions such as arthritis or cancer. Most back pain is related to your joints, muscles, and of course, your spine. Whether it's beginning a spinal hygiene routine or using other chiropractic techniques, Dr. Weeks and his team at Weeks Wellness Chiropractic will find the right treatment to help you live pain-free. Call us today at (303) 776-6596 for more information on spinal hygiene or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.