Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 7, 2021
June means summer is officially here, and the warm weather allows for a number of fun activities across Minnesota. And while being more active can help keep your spine healthy, it can also be the cause of some of our injuries. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some of the ways that June can challenge your spine, and we share some links to some helpful ways to prevent and treat back pain that develops. And while you’re here, feel free to see how August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May can challenge your spine.
How June Can Test Your Spine
June can test your spine in a number of ways. Here’s a look at how June can be tough on your spine.
- The Heat – The summer heat can have us running for the lake or the air conditioning, but what if your back is feeling like it’s on fire when you’re not outside? In these blogs, we take a closer look at why your back feels hot and why your back feels like it’s burning.
- Water Skiing and Wakeboarding – If you’re trying to beat the heat on the lake, you might be looking to catch some waves on water skis or a wakeboard. If you’re going to be pulled behind a boat, make sure you wear the right safety equipment and follow the rules of the lake. Also, be sure to check out this blog on three things you can do to prevent back pain while water skiing or wakeboarding.
- Father’s Day – Just like we said a month ago when we previewed Mother’s Day in May, Father’s Day in and of itself isn’t typically hard on your spine, but the life of a Dad can be hard on your spine. Becoming a new dad or a dad again can challenge your spine in ways you never expected, which is why you’ll want to be smart about certain movements and activities. Check out this blog for some tips on how new fathers can prevent spine pain.
- Scoliosis – Scoliosis doesn’t just rear its ugly head in June, but June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, so we want to help share some information about this condition. Besides the above link, here are some more blogs on the subject, including how to treat scoliosis in adults, and when scoliosis is best treated with surgery.
- Summer Toys – Finally, the weather allows us to play with some fun summer toys, but they can also be a direct cause of injury. Four that come to mind are trampolines, hoverboards, pools and bicycles. Check out this blog to learn how you can prevent back pain while playing on some of your favorite summer toys.
And with that, June is in the books! Be sure to check back next month as we put a bow on our 12-month series on how different months of the year can challenge your spine. Next month, we’ll explore how July can be hard on your spine. And for help with any of your spinal issues, be sure to reach out to Dr. Sinicropi’s office for more information or to set up an appointment.