This is Dr. Rob with your health blog for this week. I want to ask you a question, and I want you to reflect honestly on it: Are you practicing proper spinal hygiene?
Think about it: Do you brush your teeth? Do you floss? Do you go get your teeth checked by the dentist?
Hopefully you’re doing all those things, because that’s proper oral hygiene. If you don’t do that, what’s going to happen to your teeth? Later on, you won’t have teeth, right?
90% of the American population-one time or the other-have had a serious bout of back pain, which means that the majority of people in the United States don’t know how to properly maintain their spine.
Think about this: Are you waking up in the morning and performing certain types of spinal hygiene exercises that we give you? Before you go to bed, are you doing the same thing? It only takes 5 to 10 minutes to do those. Are you coming in on a regular basis to get your spine checked on a maintenance level? If you aren’t, your spine will be degenerate faster and your body will suffer due to a lack of impulses from the brain. In other words, if you aren’t doing what we’re talking about, you’re just maintaining a problem your whole life instead of maintaining a healthy spine.