Back Disease

Back Disease

Spinal diseases refer to symptoms caused by changes in bones, discs, muscles, and ligaments of the spine that stimulate the spinal cord and the nerve. Those diseases are mainly manifested as neck and shoulder pain, headache, dizziness, lumbosacral pain, and even lower limb pain, inability to stand upright, etc. In severe cases, they may lead to paralysis, causing adverse effects on the quality of patients’ life. Nanoori Hospital Shanghai can perform various minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of spine diseases including spinal fusion, vertebroplasty, and more, helping patients to rapidly return to their normal life.

Habits to Protect the Lower Back

When Sitting:
Let your entire back touch the back of the chair and put the legs slightly higher than your hip.

When Lying:
Lying on the back or on the side can reduce stress on the lower back. Lying on the stomach is not good for spinal health.

When Carrying An Object:
Avoid carrying heavy objects. When you hold up an object on a floor, bend your knees and hold an object close to the body. Then, use your leg muscles to stand up.

When Getting Up From Bed:
Turn your body to the side then use your hand to push the bed or floor away from your body and slowly get up.

When Holding A Baby: 
Carrying a baby on the back is better for your spinal health. When holding the baby in front, hold the baby up close to your body.

When Driving: 
Let your entire back touch the back of the seat. Take a 10-minute break or stretch every once a while when traveling long-distance.

Exercise: 
Going for a brisk walk or easy hike can help you exercise your lower back. However, do not overexercise.

Spinal Health Management

Correct Posture:
A correct posture can maintain spinal health. If your daily tasks require you to be in a squatting position, be sure to release the tension in the spinal area by straightening the back frequently.

Exercise:
Exercise regularly to strengthen the lower back muscle and increase its flexibility.

Walk:
Walking is the best exercise for patients with spinal problems. Walking 30 minutes a day can improve spinal health.

Periodic Spinal Examination:
A periodic spinal examination is recommended for early detection and prevention of severe spinal diseases.

Visit Specialized Hospital:
If a person experiences pain while walking or exercising, he or she must visit a specialized hospital for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

Eat Healthy:
Eat healthy to maintain weight. Take a sufficient amount of high-protein food, such as tofu, fish, and low-fat meat.

Rest First when in Severe Pain:
When feeling acute lumbar pain, lie down immediately, and put a pillow under the knees. Take a rest, and visit a doctor when the pain decreases.