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Tue, 18 Oct 2022

Did You Know That it’s National Spine Health Awareness Month?

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Happy National Spine Health Awareness Month!

Happy National Spine Health Awareness Month! This month serves to show just how important spinal health is. Your spine has a vital effect on your body’s mobility. The spine controls all of the vital functions of the body. “Some 16 million adults — 8 percent of all adults — experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are limited in certain everyday activities” (Chronic Back Pain, 2019).

There are many ways to maintain a healthy spine. Your can treat your spine better by:

  • Stretching and strengthen your back
  • Having good posture
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight for yourself
  • Exercising
  • Staying hydrated
  • Contacting specialist Dr. Ricart

Don’t create limitations for yourself, make sure that you are maintaining a healthy spine!

(Source: Chronic Back Pain. (2019, February 13). Health Policy Institute. Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://hpi.georgetown.edu/backpain/)

Questions? Call to make an appointment today!

Dr. Pedro Ricard, a Spine & Neck Specialist at Miller Orthopedic

Dr. Ricart, MD, MS

Spine & Neck Specialists

We want to thank Dr. Ricart this month and every month for all that he does for his patients here at Miller Orthopedic Specialists. 

Dr. Ricart offers complete neck and back care. He specializes in scoliosis, kyphosis, spinal fusion, neck pain, back pain, and more. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Ricart is also involved in professional organizations like the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. Request an appointment with him and take your life back!

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