Pay attention to any warning signs
Dont ignore spinal problems or pain, Coffey says. Although it is common to have back pain once in a while, it can indicate a more serious problem. Left untreated, problems with your spine can worsen and become quite serious. Listen to what your body is telling you, she says. Dont overdo it at the gym or at work, or self medicate for a problem. Seek professional care to learn about your spine and the correct treatment for your symptoms.Build these tips into your daily routine and you can avoid a lot of common back and neck problems.