World Spine Day is celebrated on October 16 to inform people about the struggles faced by spinal pain and its disability. The day seeks to promote the overall health and wellbeing of one’s spine. The day is organized by the World Federation of Chiropractic.
Back pain and other spinal pains are now common in both old and young people. Back pain is a serious issue as it can make any person bed-ridden for days and even for years. Many are suffering from spine issues like Herniated Disc, Scoliosis, Whiplash, and Muscle strain.
On the occasion of World Spine Day, we at Medicircle are conducting an exclusive awareness series wherein we will be featuring experts in this field to understand and create awareness about good spine health.
Dr. Vikas Jain provides his expertise for spine care and informs to maintain correct posture. A must-read article if you have pain in the back. Stay tuned for some preventative measures and precautions which can help you stay healthy and fit. His invaluable tips are a sure shot benefits for a healthy spine
Dr. Vikas Jain is a consultant spine surgeon. He has special expertise in orthopedics and multiple fellowships in the USA, Korea, Japan, and many countries in subspecialties of the spine. He has expertise in minimally invasive spine surgeries and spinal deformity surgeries. He has performed more than 1000+ surgeries successfully.
Spine and back problems
Dr. Vikas Jain says, “Spine problems are common problems worldwide. They are on the high rise because of -
Commercialization Continuous sitting work Technicalities Mechanical back pain Sciatica Abnormal postures Back pain Spine pain Spine injuries Heavy load workers and laborers Spine degeneration disorders Nerve compression Disability due to nerve problems Sedentary lifestyle Mental stress Weakness of back muscles and backbones Lack of exercise Osteoporosis."
Lifestyle reasons for back pain
Dr. Vikas informs, “Lifestyle reasons can cause of back pain like as follows-
Laborers doing heavy work Overloading of the spine causes degeneration causing instability Nerve compression causes mechanical back pain Continuous standing with heavyweight Women continuous standing causes degeneration of the spine Continuous sitting with office workers because lockdown issues Muscular weakness and bone weakness Bad posture Improper use of office furniture The muscular strain on the spine Irregular sleep Mental stress Mechanical stress Psychological factors Children use overloading school bags which impacts the shoulder."
Tips for a healthy back
Dr. Vikas informs, “The tips for the healthy back are as follows-
A healthy diet can help keep the backbone strong and mobile Intake of calcium can help with osteoporosis Plant-based protein in lentils have good metabolic activity and prevent spine degeneration Broccoli, kale, and spinach have anti-inflammatory properties Salmon, seafood is healthy for joints to keep bones strong Dairy products with high calcium products Spices and herbs Fruits."
Home remedies for back pain
Dr. Vikas says, “The home remedies to prevent back pain -
Maintain proper posture at work and home Continuous standing should be avoided in a single place Take a break after 30 mins of continuously staying in the same position Bend forward and stretch a little Keep mental stress on the lower side Do exercises as per your stamina Yoga therapies Swimming and cycling can help Nutrition Avoid improper posture which increases the load of the spine."
(Edited by Dr.Rati Parwani)