Spondylosis Prevention and Relief

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You cannot stop your body from growing older, but you can do a lot to improve the health of your spine. By following the tips listed below, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy spine at any age!
Older woman in a physical therapy sessionYou can do a lot to improve the health of your spine.

  • Follow your doctor's treatment plan and continue your home exercise plan (if you were in physical therapy).
  • Sit and stand properly.
  • Learn to lift correctly.
  • Exercise regularly. (Aerobic exercise is especially good.)
  • Attain and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Eat healthy (a well-balanced, low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables).
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol.
  • Get plenty of rest.


Updated on: 03/06/18
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Jason M. Highsmith, MD
This article was reviewed by Jason M. Highsmith, MD.
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