• What Is the Correct Posture for Back Support?

    The way that you sit, stand, and position yourself through movement will affect the health of your spine because of the distinct curvature in the spine.

    This video can help you keep a proper posture when you are sitting down so that a neutral position is maintained. You may benefit from an ergonomic chair or a lumbar support pillow for your office chair. When you sit, your legs should be bent at a 90 degree angle with your feet flat on the ground.

    For more help maintaining a healthy spine, visit Spine Institute of Nevada . Schedule an appointment with us on our website or call us at (702) 239-3787 .

  • Did You Enjoy Reading Our Articles On Spine Health? Then Click Ahead For Even More Useful Information!

    Many Americans suffer from back pain and are not aware of the potential causes or treatments. Find a solution for your suffering by contacting the Spine Institute of Nevada . Our experts use a variety of solutions to treat spine injuries and back pain. Contact us today at (702) 239-3787 ! For additional information about your spine health, check out the resources below.

  • Tips on Caring for a Back Injury

    After injuring your back, it is important to make lifestyle changes to avoid further damage and promote healing. In this clip, you’ll learn some of the things you can do to care for your back. Rest is important directly after an injury, but in general, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to chronic back pain, so make sure to take regular walks if your job requires you to sit in a chair all day.

    For more information about your spine health or to make an appointment with a specialist, contact the  Spine Institute of Nevada . Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Archie C. Perry Jr., M.D., will use the most advanced techniques available to diagnose and treat the cause of your back pain. Call us today at (702) 239-3787 !

  • Tips on How to Enjoy Your Favorite Sports With Minimal Risk to Your Spine

    Athlete warming and stretching, Las Vegas

    Sports are a fun and exciting way to get healthy, exercise, and socialize. However, as healthy as exercise is for the health of your muscles and organs, certain sports pose a risk to your spine. Here are some tips for keeping your spine safe during vigorous activities.

    Stretch

    Make sure to warm up for several minutes leading up to intense activity. For any sport, stretch the specific muscles involved in the activity, but also make sure to do stretches and warm-up activities that stretch muscles in the upper and lower back and the hamstrings and quadriceps. Increase your circulation gradually by starting slow and working up to your full speed or intensity.

    Use Proper Equipment

    Whether you’re biking or bowling, the equipment you use can strain your back if it is not sized for your frame. When lifting weights, do not attempt to lift more than you’re sure you can handle and have an expert at your gym make sure your form is correct. If you have had a history of back injury , doing more reps at a lighter weight will give you good results without causing additional damage.

    Engage Your Whole Body

    You probably already know that you should lift heavy objects with your legs and not your back. This applies to just about any activity in which you bend over, whether you’re placing a golf ball or swinging low in a game of tennis. Use the strength in your arms, legs, and core to avoid stressing your back muscles.

    Use Shock Absorbers

    If you are a runner or a bicyclist, shock-absorbing materials in your shoes or seat are vital. Those who suffer from back pain should try to stay on softer surfaces and trails; you should also do frequent, short bursts of activity, instead of longer ones.

    Staying healthy involves practicing caution, even during your favorite sports and pastimes. If you have a history of spinal injury, talk to a specialist to determine if a specific exercise can be modified to fit your needs. To learn more or schedule an appointment with a spine expert, contact the Spine Institute of Nevada by calling (702) 239-3787.