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Ways to Show Your Spine Some Love

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Ways to Show Your Spine Some Love

Taking Care of Your Spinal Health This Valentine’s Day

It's February, and that means love is in the air! What better time of year to show your spine some extra love and care? The spinal experts at Inspired Spine are here to share some simple ways to support your spinal health.

Get Up & Stretch

As we continue to navigate the pandemic and spend more time at home, it can be easy to slip into a sedentary routine. However long periods of sitting or lying down can lead to compression of the spine, causing aches and pains in your back and neck.


Some of the benefits of stretching include:

  • Releasing tension in supporting muscles.
  • Improves range of motion and back flexibility.
  • Reduces risk of experiencing back and neck pain.

To prevent this spinal discomfort, try to get up at least once every hour to give your back and neck stretch.

Get a Massage

Getting a massage is more than just an excellent way to destress and support your mental health, it also helps your spinal health! Getting a massage helps to relieve muscle tension in your neck and the supporting muscles in your back, reducing pain-causing inflammation and preventing muscle spasms.


To give yourself some extra relief this month, set aside some “me” time and book a massage.

Support Your Neck When You Sleep

Many of us are familiar with waking up with a kink in the neck, citing that we must’ve “slept wrong” the night before. Taking proper preventative measures can help to stop the issue in its tracks.


Two sleep positions that are easy on your neck include sleeping on your side or on your back. The following tips can be used to make sure that your neck is properly supported in your desired sleep position:

  • Use a feather-pillow, as you can mold and shape it to the contours of your neck.
  • Try a traditionally shaped memory foam pillow.
  • If you’re a side-sleeper, try to keep your spine straight.
  • Avoid stiff pillows.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Minnesota

When it comes to aches and pains, discomfort that affects your back can be more than just an annoyance — it can negatively affect your quality of life and your independence. At Inspired Spine, our experienced and knowledgeable spinal surgeons are dedicated to relieving your chronic back pain with the least invasive treatment possible.


To schedule a free consultation with one of our spine surgeons, call (952) 225-5266 today.