Show Your Spine Some Love, Too!

A balanced and nutritious diet is probably the most important factor to living a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are essential choices for fighting off infectious diseases and maintaining organ functionality. This includes our spine. If you think about it, the spine is our backbone: physically and emotionally. Our spine assists us with sitting, standing, walking, dancing, and more. Patients who suffer from a spine condition or back problems can expect the best and most effective care at ONE Brain and Spine Center. Conveniently located in Irvine, Dr. Burak Ozgur hopes to better serve the residents of surrounding California areas.
Structurally, the spine is comprised of a vertebrae column that is held together by bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The vertebrae is set to protect and support the spinal cord. The central nervous system of the spinal cord consists of small nerves that travel in and out through tiny spaces between within the vertebrae.
When the spine is compromised, the nerves in the spinal cord malfunction and send misconstrued signals to the brain. Multiple sclerosis is a condition where the nerves in the brain and spinal cord become damaged and destroyed. This makes it impossible for the nerve cells to transmit signals to the brain. Multiple sclerosis can lead to severely debilitating problems such as muscle weakness, blurred vision, and uncontrolled movements. Poor health can lead to multiple sclerosis and devastating diseases.
Rotation, flexion, and extension are made possible by the vertebrae. These movements are actually good for our spine and allow nutrients to flow to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. By bending and twisting our spine, we are relieving pressure and stress on the central nervous system in our spinal column. The CNS sends out certain sensations like pain and discomfort to warn our brain that our body is troubled somewhere. By stretching and moving our back and spine, we are alleviating stress in out CNS. Opening and compressing rejects and gets rid of toxins in our organs and muscles. Fresh blood and nutrients are able to flow into them and improve our body’s health.
To stay healthy and take care of your spine, take time during your day to relieve pressure and stress with simple spinal exercises. These stretches and mini-workouts will ease tension and release physical and emotional stress. Use these exercises to get started:
Forward bend
Spinal twist
Standing backbend
Childs pose
Talk with your doctor about what exercises you are able to do. Some back conditions will restrict patients from enduring certain movements. The physicians and entire medical staff at ONE Brain and Spine Center are committed to utilizing the best treatment options for each patient’s recovery.
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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