Go wherever your Cincinnati summer takes you and leave neck or back pain behind. From July through September, you and your family may be gearing up to visit the city’s top attractions, like The City Flea urban market and Coney Island Amusement Park. But that doesn’t mean neck or back pain should come along for the ride.
Even if your adventures involve hours of walking or standing, remember these spine health tips from Laser Spine Institute Cincinnati to have fun all summer long.
- Find fun places to rest
From sunrise to sundown, you can create a summer fun strategy with opportunities to sit down, stretch and relax between activities. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has plenty of seating, the Great American Ball Park has a shaded section of the stadium and the Taft Museum of Art has a relaxing tearoom to unwind between exhibits.
- Ditch the summer snacks
An ice cream cone may look tempting on a hot summer day, but inflammatory foods can kick neck and back pain into high gear. Cincinnati has some of the state’s top restaurants, from casual burger joints and neighborhood grills to five-star steakhouses. Before you order, remember that foods like leafy greens, ginger, anti-inflammatory fruits and fish with omega-3 can better prevent neck or back pain.
- Take a dip
If you’re visiting Cincinnati, consider a hotel that offers a guest swimming pool like Best Western Plus Cincinnati-Riverfront and SpringHill Suites Cincinnati MidtownWater helps support your body weight and temporarily reduces the stress on your spine. After a long day, take a dip in a pool and let the water wash away your neck and back pain.
Don’t let chronic neck or back pain stall your summer fun. If medications, exercise, physical therapy and other nonsurgical treatments haven’t relieved your pain, turn to the experts at Laser Spine Institute Cincinnati.
Our board-certified surgeons focus exclusively on the spine with minimally invasive spine procedures that can have you up and walking within hours of surgery.
Contact Laser Spine Institute for your free MRI review*and we’ll tell you within two business days if you’re a candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery.