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7 Questions About Spine Health

October is Spine Health Awareness Month. October 16th of each year.

World Spine Day is celebrated on every continent.

This year, the World Spine Day theme for 2021 is BACK 2 BACK!

 

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What is World Spine Day you ask? 

On this World Spine Day, let's put an emphasis on spine health. This is important for promoting spine health awareness, being physically active, good posture, and healthy working conditions. It's important to think about your spine health and stay active today, because we only have one spine for life. The leading cause of spinal issues are years sitting down with back pain. Today people are encouraged to think about their spine health and stay active. With an estimated 540 million people in the world suffering from low back pain. (Source: ​​http://www.worldspineday.org
For that reason, you need to be considerate of what kind of chair you're spending time in. The good news is that, these days, there are lots of choices that can help keep your back in shape. 
Good News: Most cases of back pain are mechanical. Most spinal issues are often not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. That means that most people with low back pain recover, however, having recurring back pain is common. Once we experience back pain we should seek a change of habits.
Most people who experience low back pain recover, but once they do, they are often burdened with recurring back pain. The best way to combat this is to change their habits and prevent future occurrences. Most people who suffer from low back pain will experience it again in the future. To keep the problem at bay, we should focus on prevention rather than recovery. By changing our habits we can  stop  the pain from becoming a chronic and disabling illness.

If you are looking to stay healthy, there are certain things you should be aware of. We have compiled a list of 7 tips for spine health awareness. Find out what they are by scrolling down!

7 Tips for Spine Health Awareness

 
1. How do I keep my back and spine healthy?

You know that feeling when your back is sore? You probably went too long sitting at your desk, slouching over. We all know the common things to do to keep our backs healthy, but here's a refresher: 
    • Stop slouching, sit up!
    • Keep the shoulders back.
    • When you are standing, don't stay in the same position for too long.
    • If you are seated, move around so your muscles don't get stiff.

2.  How can I make my spine stronger?

We all know that good spine health is important. Our spines serve as the support system for our whole body, and we need to strengthen these muscles to keep it strong. To understand we should consider our spine health, or have better spinal health awareness. We should try to understand  the structure of our spine. We have spinal erector muscles all the way up the spine. It's best to strengthen the erector muscles, we will create more support for our spine from our pelvis up to our neck.
As per strengthening these muscles through exercise, the fitness coaches often like to suggest doing planks or side planks. The biggest enemy of your spine is poor posture from sitting for long hours. Sitting still for extended periods can cause bad posture, which can lead to a host of problems.

3. How do I know if my back spinal muscles are weak?

If you feel pain in your lower back while sitting down, it's likely your back muscles are not doing their job.If you feel lower back pain while sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time, your spinal muscles need attention. 

4. How is my core strength related to my back muscles? 

The core is the torso. The major muscles of the core are in the belly area and the mid and lower back (not the shoulders). These strong muscles in your back help to extend and flex your spine. 

Without a strong core, it's difficult to maintain posture. A weak core makes it really difficult to maintain a good posture because you tend to slouch. A strong core will improve proper posture which will improve spine health

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5. My back doesn't hurt, do I need to care about my spinal health? 

If you're not feeling any back pain, does that mean you're okay? Not necessarily. We only have one spine for life, and it's important to care for it from the beginning. When we feel pain in our backs it's a signal that we've waited too long to prevent an injury. Protecting your spine from the beginning is the best way to prevent issues in the future.

6. Is there an office chair that can help me engage my core?

Engaging your core is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Imagine if you could engage your core without thinking much about it. Spinalis active sitting chairs are chairs that create better posture and Core strength. The chairs promote a straight back and engage the core, increasing health and posture.

7. What are the best chairs for your back?

Based on many clinical trials, a large number of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths and other Health Professionals recommend SpinaliS active chairs to their clients and patients as a suitable tool for the prevention and treatment of spine problems. As per ergonomist experts’ opinions, the most spine-friendly chairs? As per the opinions of spine experts (Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths and other Health Professionals) a number of clinical trials and other research show that SpinaliS active sitting chairs are highly recommended for the prevention and treatment of back problems. One recent professionals opinion:

 "SpinaliS ergonomic office chair for active sitting is the healthiest choice for business professionals, office employees, kids or anyone who has to sit a lot but chooses to protect their spine and live without back pain".

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What makes a SpinaliS Chair a Spine-Friendly Chair?

SpinaliS chairs are the most comfortable option for your office. They are the perfect chair for active sitting. The chairs offer an innovative solution to office health. They are designed to follow your body's movements and keep your spine in balance with every movement. The movable seat with a tilt will provide comfort for stiff muscles relaxing them and always having your spine in the correct position which in turn will ensure comfortable and healthy sitting all day long. 

SpinaliS chairs improve posture, relieve pressure on spinal discs, relax stiff neck muscles, and strengthen back and core muscles. This chair offers the only ergonomic solution that can achieve this effect. No other ergonomic office chair can provide this effect. 

Let's celebrate spine health awareness, and world spine day 2021 together with other health experts, professionals and public health advocates. SpinaliS is the leading European manufacturer of ergonomic healthy office chairs that are spine-friendly (since 1999), With more than 100,000 satisfied customers. 
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