Top Causes of Disc Issues and How to Avoid Them
Another Monday is upon us.
You may be sitting at your desk starting another week of work.
Maybe you are off taking your kids to and from their summer activities.
Possibly you finished your monday workout.
It is the start of routine once again.
Mondays give us the stability of another week.
They guide us into the needed structure of life.
Along with this routine comes habit.
Our daily water intake, our exercise regimens, the way we sit at our work desk...
These habits can either be helping us or hurting us.
Some habits lead us towards our health goals,
while others detract from us reaching our full potential.
When it comes to pain in our bodies,
we must look at our habits to determine what we are doing
that will lead to more pain down the road, and
what we could implement to prevent further pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms people suffer from.
Studies show that around 80% of people will experience
low back pain at some point in their lives.
Many of these cases involve disc issues such as
herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.
Habit is a vital component in posture and therefore the health of your low back.
Integrating a regimen to align your posture, loosen tight muscles and joints,
and improve your spinal health will make a world of a difference for you down the road.
Why are disc issues so prevalent?
What causes them?
What habits are you engaging in that could increase your risk of disc issues?
What routines can you implement now that will help you avoid these symptoms?
Dr. Gary Arthur, DC answers these questions in one of our recent Lunch with the Doc Episodes.