Dear Lost In Back Pain,
When you're dealing with back pain, it's hard to focus your attention anywhere else. But, other factors in your life may be worsening your symptoms, if not causing them.
For example, research shows high stress and a poor diet, among other lifestyle factors, increase your risk for disc injury (Seidler 2003, Longo, 2011). To effectively treat your back pain, your care plan should include more than just a prescription for your back, explains Holly Krymis, Vori Health's Director of Behavior Change & Health Coaching.
“When it comes to a disc injury, or any injury for that matter, the better we are to our bodies, the better our bodies will be to us,” says Krymis. “Incorporating certain healthy lifestyle practices like stopping smoking, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising your core can protect and preserve your discs, aid in avoiding further deterioration, and to help manage your symptoms,” Krymis says.
At Vori Health, we see you as a person, not a body part. Get started with a Care Team and experience the difference of whole-person care.