April And Your Spine
Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi
The calendar has turned once again, and that means it’s time for another installment of how each month of the year can take a toll on your spine. In previous blogs, we’ve explained how August, September, October, November, December, January, February and March can be difficult for your spine. Below, we take a closer look at how the rainy month of April can cause problems for your spine.
How April Challenges Your Spine
April showers bring May flowers, but if you’re not careful, April can bring a lot of unwelcomed pain for your spine.
- April Fools Day – Hopefully anyone pulling a prank on you on April Fool’s Day isn’t subjecting you to physical pain, but as we talked about in a recent blog, you shouldn’t let promises of easy back pain treatment fool you. If you end up pursuing the wrong treatment option for your back pain, not only may it not heal, the issue could also get worse. Read up on this blog for some tips on how to avoid being fooled by bad back pain treatments.
- Easter Chocolate – If you celebrate Easter, odds are you’ll have plenty of chocolate around the house for the next few days. Consuming an abundance of sugar isn’t good for your spine health, especially if you’ve had a recent surgery. Refined sugars can lead to an increase in spinal inflammation, which can make back pain worse. Limit your sugar intake during and after the holiday.
- Tax Day – April 15th is the deadline for filing your taxes, and while that day isn’t exactly hard on your back, you do need to be aware of how you’re taxing your spine with physical activity and movements. In this blog, we take a closer look at five ways you’re unknowingly taxing your spine. If you’re unaware of how you’re putting pressure on your spine, it can lead to major pain down the road.
- Spring Cleaning – April is usually the month when we can open the windows, let some fresh air in and get some spring cleaning done. It can feel rewarding to organize the garage or clean out the gutters, but spring cleaning can also be hard on your spine. Check out these tips for some ways to protect your spine while you’re taking on some spring cleaning projects around your home.
April is far from the hardest month on your spine, but you still need to make sure you’re keeping your spine health in mind as the weather improves and spring arrives. And if you need help with any back pain that you’re dealing with, give Dr. Sinicropi and his team a call today. And be sure to swing back to our blog next month when we explain how topics like Memorial Day and gearing up for summer activity can be hard on your back.