Preventative Spine Care

Preventative Spine Care services offered in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac, WI

Preventative Spine Care

Spine problems are the leading cause of chronic pain and disability in adults. That’s why the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin offers preventive spine care. Its team is dedicated to helping you lower your risks and prevent neck and back pain as you get older. Call the office in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac, or Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, today to take the first steps toward ensuring your spine stays healthy and strong.

Preventative Spine Care Q & A

Why should I consider preventive spine care?

Everyone’s spinal vertebrae and discs naturally weaken and degenerate as they age — and you may not have as much time as you think to prevent painful problems. Why? Because 40% of adults struggling with persistent back pain are younger than 44. 

Preventive care maintains a healthy spine and lowers your risk of developing chronic back or neck pain.

How do I know if I need preventive spine care?

You should consider talking with a NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin specialist about a preventive care plan if you have any of the following risk factors (or just want to stay healthy):

Lack of exercise

If you don’t get enough exercise, you won’t have the strong core muscles needed to support your spine and lower your risk of future problems.

Being overweight or obese

Carrying extra weight places an incredible strain on your spine, which supports your upper body weight. For every pound you gain, your lower back bears the stress of four additional pounds of pressure when walking. Running doubles that to eight extra pounds of pressure on your back.

This excessive stress accelerates degeneration in your vertebrae and discs and increases your risk of spine problems.

Job-related risks

Jobs requiring pulling, pushing, twisting, or heavy lifting strain your spine. On the other hand, a desk job can cause poor posture and ergonomics, putting too much stress on your neck and lower back.

Genetic tendencies

Ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory arthritis affecting your spine, has a strong genetic component. However, having the genes doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the condition. If ankylosing spondylitis runs in your family, you should consult with the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin team to learn how you can lower your risk.

What type of preventive spine care might I receive?

NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin has an exceptional team focused on preventive and whole-person care. They review your medical history and risks, assess your current spine health, and work with you to create a comprehensive preventive plan.

Keeping your spine healthy may include:

  • Participating in physical therapy
  • Improving ergonomics (part of physical therapy)
  • Improving posture
  • Losing weight
  • Following a healthy diet
  • Increasing exercise
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Stopping smoking
  • Massage therapy
  • Getting current conditions treated

Call NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin today to learn what you need to do to maintain a strong, healthy spine.