Your spine is truly at the center of your health, which is why taking care of the backbone of everything you do has never been more important. While many appointments related to spinal care or elective spinal surgery may have been on hold for the past few months, AdventHealth Zephyrhills’ independent team of experienced spine care providers are open again and ready to safely deliver the care you need now.
We’re taking extraordinary measures to protect you during your in-person health care appointments, including:
- Limiting visitors in many areas
- Practicing social distancing
- Performing temperature checks on all staff and visitors
- Wearing masks at all times
“We are all taking steps to keep our staff and patients safe,” says Charles Nalley, MD, a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon. “So, if you have any issue that needs to be addressed, you should feel comfortable communicating with your health care providers.”
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, a herniated disc or another spinal condition, we’re here for you, from the emergency room (ER) to the physical therapy room.
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 on a daily basis 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
Taking care of your spine is just one part of managing your health in the current environment. The CDC recommends that you avoid close contact with others, wash your hands frequently, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, use a cloth face mask and cover coughs and sneezes.
A Personalized Approach to Find Answers
We’re here to help you stay on a safe and steady course to recovery. Using your customized care plan as a guide, our Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Nurse Navigator will connect you to the medical professionals and resources you need to help you get back to doing all the things you love. Her complimentary services include helping you find a physician, answering your questions, explaining information and scheduling appointments.
We’re Ready When You’re Ready
Our independent team of experienced 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. Learn more about spine care at AdventHealth Zephyrhills by contacting our Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Nurse Navigator at 813-783-6190 or [email protected].