Learn More about Spine Exercises and Anatomy

Learn More About the Relationship Between Postsurgical Exercise and Spine Health

The spine is a stack of individual bone segments, called vertebrae, which supports the head and torso and protects the central spinal cord as it travels from the brain to the rest of the body. Spine conditions are such a common source of neck and back pain because of the tremendous stress placed on this part of the body on a daily basis.

At Laser Spine Institute we believe that patient education is an essential part of the care process. Whether you are recovering from surgery or still exploring conservative treatment for back pain, having a better understanding of your spinal anatomy can help you as you seek lasting relief. For example, knowledge about the function and makeup of the bones, muscles and connective tissue of your spine may make you less likely to overwork these parts of your anatomy.

Resources on bone health

Since the spine is primarily part of the skeletal system, learning about bone health is a great place to start. Conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis occur due to changes to the structure and density of your bones. While many of these changes are age-related, there are also steps you can take to improve the health of your spine. The following section has an overview of these important aspects of bone health:

While self-education is an important part of care, there is no substitute for the experience and advice of a trusted medical professional. We hope this information can help you work more closely with your primary care doctor or with the expert medical team at Laser Spine Institute to get the treatment you deserve.

Laser Spine Institute is here to help

Whether you are a potential patient exploring treatment options, or a current or past patient returning to normal activities, we want to make sure you get the information and help you need.

Contact our caring and dedicated team today if you have any questions or concerns.