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Making Changes for a Healthy Spine

Last updated 5 years ago

Maintaining a healthy back and neck is vital not only to pain-free living but also to preserving your independence and quality of life. In addition to managing any underlying medical conditions that can affect back and neck comfort, you can also take preventive steps to reduce pain and protect your spine. Talk to your spine specialist for additional information and recommendations.

  • Some diseases like osteoporosis can lead to complications in the spine that can cause pain in addition to bone loss. Read more about how osteoporosis can cause compression fractures in the back and what can be done to treat them.
  • While you may not think that something as sedentary as a desk job can lead to back injury, choosing the wrong office chair can actually lead to significant pain and discomfort.
  • Regular exercise is good not only for your heart but also for your back. By adding exercises that target the spine into your fitness routine, you can help to strengthen your spine and reduce low back pain. Try these spine exercises from WebMD to start, and ask your neurosurgeon for more recommendations.

For more information about managing or preventing back pain, 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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