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Bend for a Healthier Back: Preventing Pain with Yoga

Last updated 5 years ago

If you currently suffer from back pain, your spine doctor may recommend several methods for treating it, including medications, physical therapy, and surgery. But what would your neurosurgeon recommend to prevent back pain before it even starts? Learning to strengthen and stabilize your spine while it’s healthy can help protect it from pain and injury years later.

One exercise practice that helps to strengthen the spine is yoga. Performing a targeted set of yoga poses can not only help you relax if you already have pain but also strengthens muscle, enhances flexibility, and improves endurance, all qualities that help to protect the spine. In addition, stronger back and postural muscles also help you to stand taller, improving your carriage. In the video below, a certified yoga instructor demonstrates a set of poses that target and strengthen your back.

Before starting yoga or any other exercise program, schedule an appointment with Kraus Back and Neck Institute today. The founder of KBNI, Dr. Gary Kraus is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. Please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.


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