Summer brings with it travel, water activities, food & fun. As most of us know, the relentless heat can be less than pleasant! Below are a few tips to help those who suffer from chronic pain to enjoy the outdoors. With just a few adaptations, it’s possible to be outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and fun.
Swimming is unique in that our spines don’t have to work as hard to support our bodies. The backstroke is excellent because it promotes a neutral spine and reduces the risk of hyperextension associated with other swim strokes. Beyond swimming, many of our patients with degenerative disc disease also tell us they find relief in light stretching or other aquatic exercises.