Most of us, at some point or the other have come across the term spondylitis. Spondylitis is often termed as backache, but there is more to it than just backache. Considering the fact that our backbone plays a fundamental role in keeping our entire body structure together we need to pay attention to it.
Here’s everything you need to know about Spondylitis :-
- What is Spondylitis?
Spondylitis refers to the inflammation of joints in the backbone It is one of the most common back and neck problems that is difficult to detect until one tends to experience pain.
- At what age does Spondylitis occur?
It can affect anybody at any age. According to studies, Spondylitis then to affect more of females compared to males.
- What are the causes of Spondylitis?
Genetics, weak bone density, surgery, birth defect, age, tumor, fractures and joint injuries can cause Spondylitis.
- What are the symptoms of Spondylitis?
Pain in lower back, weakness in legs, increased inward curve of the spine, pain in butt locks, neck pain, shoulder pain, differently in movements, etc are few of the symptoms of Spondylitis.
- How to prevent and treat Spondylitis?
- Maintain a proper posture
It is important to maintain a proper posture at all times, not to mention a good posture is a sign of a strong and confident personality. While sitting make sure you sit properly in an upright position. Most of times, try to lean your back, this gives your back an added support.
Sitting for long hours can also lead to Spondylitis, if your work demands you to sit for hours. Make sure you take breaks and move a bit to prevent back pains.
Exercising is one of the best ways of ensuring that backaches and Spondylitis stays miles away, provided you perform the right exercises and it the right form. You can start by practicing regular stretching exercises daily.
Exercises like Partial crunches, hamstring stretches, wall sits, bird dogs, knee to chest exercises, lunges, weights and even aerobics can work wonders.
- Eat health
The foods that we eat contributes majorly to our health. It is important to eat healthy to maintain a long healthy life. One must ensure that their body is getting enough calcium intake, if you want to keep your bones healthy and want to prevent Spondylitis and other bone related problems.
Foods like dairy products, green vegetables, nuts, bread and fish are foods that are high in calcium and other vitamins and minerals that contribute in keeping bones healthy.
- Over the counter products.
Over the counter products can help treat Spondylitis. It is important to consult the doctor before consuming any medication. You can consume products that boost bone density; Rosalita is a great medication that helps boost bone density in women post menopause.
- Stay away from vices
Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and drug abuse is nothing but harmful and I can’t stress enough on the importance of staying away from such things. Such vices affect the entire blood circulation in the body, which is why there the blow flow and oxygen in the body reduces greatly thereby affecting your overall health.
- Maintain a proper posture