At Laser Spine Institute, we highly recommend making a strong commitment to maintaining proper postural alignment. This is an excellent habit to get into long before you visit our surgery center, and individuals who are considering a minimally invasive surgery or who have recently undergone one of Laser Spine Institute’s procedures should become educated on the health benefits of practicing good spinal posture. Proper postural alignment can not only reduce the strain on the spinal components, but it can also help alleviate discomfort and reduce the likelihood of additional spinal degeneration. So, what exactly does postural alignment entail? We’ll help you find out in the steps below.
The team at Laser Spine Institute knows that it can be difficult to improve your posture overnight, particularly if you have never made it a strong priority. However, with a little practice it is relatively easy to gradually improve the alignment of your spine when you sit, stand and walk. Your efforts can start with some basic mental cues. For example, imagine that a thread extends from the top of your head skyward, holding you up and helping to straighten your posture.
In time, good postural alignment will become habitual and you may find an improvement in your neck and back pain. To learn more, contact Laser Spine Institute today.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.