Blog

Easy Ways to Protect Your Spine

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeons Atlanta GAWhether it's lifting heavy boxes on moving day, sitting in a desk chair at the office, suffering long commutes each afternoon, or playing a quick game of backyard football - there's no end to the everyday activities that threaten the health and wellness of your spine.

Your spine is critical to your ability to twist, bend, and move comfortably, and to the overall functioning of your central nervous system and countless muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout your body.

Keep yours healthy, protected, and injury-free by following these tips:

  • Exercise daily. When done correctly, regular exercise can build up strong core muscles that protect your lower back and lumbar region. It also helps to increase blood flow to the spine, supplying it with important nutrients.
  • Be aware of your posture. Frequent slouching does a number on your spine, compromising its natural curvature and putting unwanted pressure on your lower back. If you have to sit during the day, try to remember to sit up straight, and take frequent breaks to get up and walk around.
  • Keep your hamstrings loose. Tight hamstrings are a surprising cause of back pain. Stretching them out throughout the day can relieve pressure and tension, and provide relief from backaches.
  • Invest in a good mattress and pillows. Your spine needs rest just like the rest of your body. Quality sleep gives your back time to relax, and the right mattress and pillows can offer the support you need to keep it protected. Good sleep also improves your overall wellness, boosting your immune system and amping up your body's ability to protect itself from sickness and injury.

If you do suffer a spinal injury, give the team at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians a call. We offer a full range of rehabilitative and minimally invasive surgical treatments to get you back on your feet fast.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Circle Us on Google+

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians - Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon
5730 Glenridge Dr NE, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246
 


View Larger Map

Free MRI Review! Get a Free Second Opinion.Is Minimally Invasive Treatment Right for You?
Testimonials
powered by BirdEye
Latest posts

The Importance Of Your Achilles Tendon

Your Achilles tendon is your strongest and largest tendon in your body. It is also known as the heel cord or calcaneal tendon. It is located on the back of your leg and connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. That makes it a very important part of your body, and if something goes wrong with it, it can affect many other important functions of your body.

Listening To Your Body

Your body is an amazing machine. And just like any machine, if something goes wrong it usually has a way to let you know. At times, your body will just stop functioning. Other times, it may function but with a great deal of pain. And there are other times when your body actually makes sounds for you to listen to to signal that something is wrong.

Choose from one of our many locations
North Atlanta

North Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
5788 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 935-9110
Fax: (770) 234-6735

South Atlanta

South Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Decatur

Decatur Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1834 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 382-7678
Fax: (770) 234-6803

Macon

Macon Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
3200 Riverside Drive
Building C Suite 200
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 273-8120
Fax: (770) 679-8647

Ambulatory Surgery Center
 

Sandy Springs Location

Orthopedic Surgery Center
of Sandy Springs

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center North Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center South Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

MRI & Imaging Center Savannah
 

Savannah

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
11700 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496

Buford

Buford

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
4271 South Lee St.
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (678) 783-7616
Fax: (678) 541-5047

Augusta

Augusta

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1306 Troupe Street
Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: (706) 842-4113
Fax: (762) 585-6998