We are guilty of our backaches

Written by: Dr. Manuel José De la Torre Gutiérrez
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The lifestyle that we have for some years has increased the number of cases of diseases of the spine. educational, dietary factors, abandoning healthy habits and sport have led to an increase of overweight and obesity and other diseases, including those of the column.

The spinal conditions affect both men and women. They are very common; in fact, the highest percentage of sick leave due to diseases of the spine. In addition, it is estimated that at least 80% of the population has had or will have a back problem.

The problem comes when no remedy is put to the pathologies of the back and they become chronic.

Back pain

How to end back pain

An easy way to relieve back pain is doing sport, one appropriate to the age and physical conditions of each. Exercise incorrectly can cause problems.

Exercise is good for health, especially for the back. It is not just sport to lose weight, but to control it and to have a good physical shape. In the case of the elderly or those who do not perform any type of sport, the most recommended is walking, something simple and cheap.

The important thing is to exercise regularly and according to our physical condition. It is best to start with simple things, like exercise bike, treadmill or elliptical. You can also do weights, but not with the idea of ​​taking heavy weights, but to gradually toning muscles.

In addition, it is important to do sit - ups, gradually, in order to improve our physical fitness and motor skill.

Later, when capacity is won, you can continue with tennis, paddle tennis or swimming.

It is essential that before any sport prepare ourselves for it. In this way the muscles adapt to our new fitness and avoid injuries.


For more information you can contact your specialist in neurosurgery .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Manuel José De la Torre Gutiérrez
Neurological Surgery

Dr. de la Torre Gutiérrez is a specialist in Neurosurgery and a recognized military doctor with numerous awards. He is the Head of the Neurosurgery Service of two centers in Madrid, besides being part of the medical service of the Royal Guard and being the Head of Health of the Intendance Group of the General Reserve. In 2013 he led the medical team in charge of intervening King Don Juan Carlos of his disc herniation in the column.

The Unit of Neurosurgery directed by Dr. Manuel J. de la Torre in the Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital Complex - Equipo de la Torre is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems and other pathologies. The TEAM DE LA TORRE service is the only one in Europe that has two O-arm intraoperative imaging systems with simultaneous operating capacity.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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