We understand that daily brushing and flossing is a great way to keep our teeth healthy, so why not do the same with your back?
Take care of your back like you take care of your teeth, says Dr. Julie Silver, Chief Editor of Books at Harvard Health Publications and author of Say Goodbye to Back Pain! How to Handle Flare-Ups, Injuries, and Everyday Back Health. Watch Dr. Silver’s ”brushing & flossing” back tips below:
For more from Dr. Silver, watch: Say Goodbye to Back Pain
Even diligent brushing and flossing won’t guarantee a cavity-free mouth, but it will go a long way in keeping your mouth healthy. The same goes for your back.
“My patients often ask me, ‘Please, what can you do to help me so I’ll never have back pain again?’ No one can promise you that,” Dr. Silver says. “But, brushing and flossing your back means you will have fewer problems. They won’t be as severe.”
Proper posture, a strong core and daily movement are all things you can do to prevent chronic back pain, Dr. Silver adds. For more preventive tips, pick up a copy of Dr. Silver’s book: Say Goodbye to Back Pain.
Related: Yoga Is Good for Your Mind and Back
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