Exercise is not only important for the health of your spine, but for the rest of your body as well. Exercising regularly can prevent many spine conditions before they start. If you are already suffering from a spine condition, we often include exercise as a part of your treatment plan and for physical therapy. We will recommend exercises that are safe and won’t risk reinjuring your condition.
There have been scientific studies conducted that show that regular exercise can reduce the chance of developing spine problems. By exercising, you can lower your risk of injuring yourself by strengthening muscles that reduce the strain on your back such as your abdomen, arms, and legs. Even lighter exercises such as stretching can help prevent muscle spasms.
Resistance training such as working out with weights, can help stop bone deterioration due to osteoporosis, which can help prevent bone fractures. Cardiovascular or aerobic workouts may also help to relieve pain as well because of the release of endorphins while you exercise.
Exercise is great for improving many of your physical abilities that can affect the health of your spine, including:
At the Spine Care Center in Virginia, we focus on fixing your spine conditions. We include exercise as a part of your recovery process after an injury, but we also recommend making exercise a regular part of your life to prevent spine injuries in the future as well. While at our facility, your exercises will be under the supervision of trained professionals to ensure your safety and to maximize the effectiveness.