Your spine is truly at the center of your health, so taking care of the backbone of everything you do will always be important. Don’t limit yourself and the things you love because of back pain. You can find relief right now with our spine care experts at any of our locations.
If you’re unable to visit an office or would prefer to get care in the comfort of your own home, that option is now available with AdventHealth’s spine care providers offering virtual visits to help you get the support you need for your back concerns.
Expert Care for a Common Problem
Spinal problems are a painful and, unfortunately, common occurrence. Approximately 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, and back pain is one of the most frequent reasons that people miss work.
Our physicians, nurses, therapists and other professionals can help keep you free from spinal pain and get you back to doing the things you love. We offer dozens of spine care options, from innovative pain management treatments to the most advanced, minimally invasive spinal procedures available anywhere. Whether you need treatment for scoliosis, spinal cancer or another spinal condition, we’re here for you, from the emergency room to the physical therapy room.
Healthy Spine, Healthy Life
Our spine care specialists are ready to listen, answer your questions and explain spinal disorder treatment options. Then, we’ll offer you the latest technology and diagnostic tests. If you need a neurologist, neurosurgeon, nutritionist, physical therapist or pain management specialist, we’ll connect you with our experts to care for your specific needs.
Spine Care Via Telehealth
Another way we’re making sure you can get the spine care you need is through telehealth, which is also sometimes called a virtual visit or a video visit. Using your tablet, smartphone or computer, telehealth offers you expert care with a board-certified physician, nurse practitioner or other qualified provider from the comfort of your home. In many cases, you can receive a diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions just like you would during an in-person visit, but without having to travel to a clinic or doctor’s office.
Standing Tall: Steps for Better Back and Spine Health
While spine-related pain is common, you don’t have to live with it. In addition to staying connected with your care provider, there are many steps you can take daily to improve your spine health.
Some important strategies to prevent back and neck pain include:
- Adjusting the height of your desk, computer and chair
- Avoiding lifting anything that’s too heavy or twisting when lifting items
- Avoiding slouching to prevent strain on your neck and shoulders
- Avoiding smoking, which lessens normal blood flow and damages bone density, discs and connective tissue
- Eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthful weight
- Going to physical therapy to improve balance, reduce pain and control osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
- Managing stress
- Practicing good posture by sitting or standing with your head up and your back straight
- Sleeping on your side, as well as placing a pillow under your knees and using a firm mattress
- Staying active to keep muscles strong and flexible
Expert Spine Care Is Here for You
Our spine experts are available to talk with you now, whether it’s in a clinic or through a telehealth visit. You can reach out through the AdventHealth app with any concerns about your overall health or learn more about spine care at AdventHealth.