Chronic back and neck pain can cause serious health issues and have a tremendous impact on a person’s quality of life. If you are looking for a nonsurgical procedure to relieve your pain, look no further than Dr. Yashar and his spinal decompression Beverly Hills. Read on to learn what unhealthy habits to avoid so your pain doesn’t get any worse.

Poor Posture

Poor posture habits are one of the biggest causes of prolonged back pain. Sitting in a hunched position can flatten the natural curve of your spine and even cause damage to the disks. The degeneration of the disks can even lead to early arthritis of the spine. Experts advise gently stretching your neck in all four directions every half hour.

Sitting for too long can also cause stress to your back, neck and spine. Slouching makes this even worse. Make sure you sit straight in a chair that provides support for your back and place your feet in a natural position on the floor. Make sure you get up and move for a few minutes every half an hour to give your back and body a break.

Causes of Inflammation

Repeatedly eating the wrong types of foods can lead to inflammation which can starve your body of the nutrients you need to maintain your health. Make sure you eat plenty of lean protein, whole grains, fruits and veggies and healthy fats from salmon and avocado. It’s also important to get lots of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D.

Bad Sleep Habits

Sleeping on the wrong mattress (i.e. one that isn’t firm enough to support your back) can also cause lower back pain. Sleeping on your back can also be a contributor to lower back pain. Experts suggest placing a rolled towel or pillow under your knees to help you maintain the natural curve of your back. Additionally, you can experiment with different pillows to see what feels comfortable for your neck.

If sleeping on your back isn’t great, you would think sleeping on your stomach would be better…but think again. Sleeping on your stomach typically causes people to toss and turn, putting strain on the neck as well as the lower back. Sleeping on your side is your best option and placing a pillow between your legs can take the pressure off your hips and lower back.

Spinal Decompression in Los Angeles

If you are experiencing back pain and live in Los Angeles, you might be a viable candidate for spinal decompression. Dr. Parham Yashar has become a preeminent neurosurgeon in the Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita areas since completing his fellowship and residency in 2012. With his broad experience, interest and accomplishments in spine, brain and neuro-interventional procedures, Dr. Yashar is a high skilled and exceptional neurosurgeon, focusing on all aspects within the field of neurosurgery, along with a special emphasis on both brain and spine surgery.

If you are considering spinal decompression and live in Los Angeles, make an appointment with Dr. Yashar today.