EP|36 Spine Specialist Weighs In On A Healthy Body & Life With Dr. Patrick Curry
Dr. Curry's story:
Age 13 found out he had scoliosis
Age 15 opted to slow the curve growth of the spine with stabilization surgery
Rehabbed well and return to high school sports and athletics
How to maintain a healthy body and spine?
- Keep a strong low back and core (different for everyone)
- Healthy lifestyle
- Being active and being conscious about how you are moving
What are some of the recommendations for people that do not have emergent back pain?
- Understanding what everything is showing, whether that is an MRI, and orthopedic test, or what the doctor may say
Degeneration of the spine is like wrinkles on the skin
Keep in mind degeneration does not happen over time, so if you have pain one day and not the other it is very unlikely that spine degeneration is the cause of your pain
What are some indications of when people should start to seek help?
- Arm or leg pain
- Motor weakness
- Rapid unwanted weight loss
If you don't use it you lose it.
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