North American Spine Center treats patients of all ages. Recently, they once again showed their concern for the community by donating over 50 yoga mats to Robert E. Lee elementary school in Dallas, Texas.
At North American Spine, the caring professionals now that problems of the spine do not only begin in later life, but also can occur in the younger population as well. The generous donation was an attempt to aid in a yoga program that was initiated and filmed by the CW. Children as young as 4 and 5 years old were taught simple yoga positions such as downward dog and the bow to help in the prevention of back problems.
According to the North American Spine, it is best to implement simple stretches throughout the day to strengthen and elongate stomach and back muscles. They also recommend not to sit for prolonged periods of time throughout the day. They suggest not sitting for longer than 1-2 hours at a time without a break to get up and stretch your legs. This practice helps with circulation, which is crucial for proper recovery of a disc injury. Sitting for prolonged periods of time puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the spine and can lead to back pain and disc problems.