Your spine protects you from injuries, supports internal organs, and provides a foundation for the movement of your body. A weakened or degenerated spine can lead to a variety of health issues. That is why Dr. Harris and our team at The Spine Institute of New Jersey in Lyndhurst and Paterson, NJ, are all about helping residents keep their spines healthy and well.
At-Home Spinal Care and Wellness Tips
You can do several things at home and at work to keep your spinal health in great shape:
- Brace yourself when you are lifting heavy objects. Lift correctly in a slow, controlled manner.
- Watch your posture at work and in the car.
- Exercise often. Include walking or cycling for 30 minutes per day.
- Avoid sitting for prolonged periods.
- Use a firm mattress with a solid, well-supported foundation.
- Use a seat cushion at work, in the car, and on hard chairs at home.
- Invest in an ergonomic chair.
Use Chiropractic Care for Proper Spinal Health
As part of our comprehensive spinal screenings, we examine the soft tissues of your spine to understand how the muscles and ligaments are supporting your spine. We also check the joints in the vertebrae, look at how much intervertebral space is between each vertebra, and look for narrowing caused by medical issues.
We can determine the origin of your pain through these screenings and other tests to create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process. Our chiropractor will provide spinal adjustments to relieve pain, improve your range of motion, and resolve problems caused by misalignments in the vertebrae.
If our chiropractor thinks it is necessary, we may recommend additional treatment modalities. Other treatments often include massage therapy, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression. Your treatment plan will include a combination of these techniques to provide pain relief and support you need for proper spinal health.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Lyndhurst and Paterson, NJ
If you live in or around Lyndhurst or Paterson and would like to learn more about our chiropractic services, contact The Spine Institute of New Jersey. We provide quality chiropractic care to ensure proper spinal health and wellness. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Call our Paterson office today at (973) 925-1881 or our Lyndhurst office at (201) 933-5450.