A key factor to living with a spine or back pain condition is staying healthy. Overall wellness is a combination of a balanced diet, appropriate exercise and physical activity, restful sleep and positive lifestyle choices.
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Exercise is important for multiple reasons for people with back or neck pain. The exercises can help avoid a loss in range of motion or stretch muscles and ligaments that may be putting pressure on a nerve.
Insomnia is common in back pain or neck pain patients. Treating sleep problems with medication or optimal pillow and mattress selection can help reduce pain.
Smoking makes a person more susceptible to back pain and it is especially harmful to anyone undergoing a spinal fusion procedure.