How to Strengthen Your Spinal Discs

Strengthening your spinal discs isn’t hard if you have a plan. Discover how we recommend our patients strengthen their spinal discs in this article. 


Bottom Line: 

No one wants to deal with back pain. Whether you’re living with pain today or looking to reduce your risk of injury in the future, you may be curious about how you can strengthen your spine. When it comes to strengthening spinal discs, it’s wise to start with the body’s core — the set of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your spinal column and help your spinal discs move. 


Why it Matters: 

Your core needs to have a balance of strength and flexibility to perform at its best. A strong core allows your body to have the support it needs to move, bend, and twist without causing injuries, and a flexible core is crucial to allowing the body to move well and through a full range of motion. Together, these physical qualities help you keep your spinal discs healthy, just like movement-based care such as the adjustments we provide. 

  • Core exercises can help your back maintain a balance of strength and flexibility. 
  • Movement of the spine promotes the delivery of nutrients to the spinal discs. 
  • Spinal adjustments can improve your range of motion and help to decrease pain. 

Next Steps: 

It’s been said that we don’t get old and stiff, we get stiff then old. It’s much easier to keep your spine moving than to get your spine moving, and our practice is here to help you stay active, healthy, and happy. Reach out to us today to schedule a visit to assess your movement and create a plan of action to keep you pain-free and at the top of your game. 


Science Source(s): Exercise and Physical Therapy for Treatment and Pain Management. Spine-Health. 2006. Exercise for Sciatica from a Herniated Disc. Spine-Health. 2019

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