Exercise is not only important for the health of your spine, but for the rest of your body as well. In fact, 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. We will recommend exercises that are safe and won’t put you at risk of further injury.
Numerous scientific studies show that regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing spine problems. By exercising, you can lower your risk of injuring yourself by strengthening the muscles that reduce the strain on your back. These muscles primarily include your abdomen, arms, and legs. Even lighter, low-impact forms of exercise such as stretching can help prevent muscle spasms.
Resistance training can help to prevent bone deterioration due to osteoporosis, which in turn helps to prevent bone fractures. Cardiovascular or aerobic workouts may also help to relieve pain due to the endorphins released during exercise.
Exercise is great for improving many of your physical abilities that affect the health of your spine, including:
At The Spine Care Center in Manassas, our mission is to successfully treat your spine condition and return to a high quality of life. 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 future spine injuries. Your exercises will always be under the supervision of trained professionals to ensure your safety and to maximize their effectiveness.