How do I care for my spine properly?
The biggest causes for poor spinal health are bad posture and excessive activities that put pressure on the spine. Some rules for avoiding spinal problems include the following:
- Use good posture
- Use proper stances, especially during sports
- Use good form during high-impact sports
- Always lift using the legs, not the back
- Use proper technique when moving, especially during sports
- Avoid intense exercises that put unneeded stress on the spine
How do I care for my spine properly? How do I know if I have good spinal health?
A large indicator of your spinal health is how you feel day-to-day. If you have pain, tingling, or a lowered range of motion in the spinal area, it is important to consult with a certified physician. At Performance Health, we offer comprehensive evaluations to determine your overall health as well as spinal health. This includes functional movement screening (FMS), an advanced test that can determine whether you are using proper form and function during movements.
When should I see a spine specialist?
Caring for your spine doesn’t end at home. Spine health doctors can assist you in caring for your spine when you are suffering from a spinal injury or to help you maintain your spinal health. Some of the spinal care treatments and services offered at Performance Health include:
- Stretch therapy
- Physical therapy
- Acupuncture / biopuncture
- Massage therapy
- Myofascial release therapy
If you are suffering from tendonitis pain, the first step to improving your health and returning to your normal activities is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians can help you get back to performance-level health. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form below to request an appointment now.