Exercise. It’s not a dirty word! It’s actually a very
helpful word, particularly when it comes to back pain relief.
You know how you feel when your back hurts. It’s no fun. It
slows you down. Back pain interferes with your life. Two-thirds of adults endure non-specific low back pain at some point in their lives (1), so you
are one of many in Brooks with back pain. That probably isn’t too
comforting, but Soft Health and Healing Clinic is!
Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps back pain go away, but keeping it away
is a group project. Come to your Brooks chiropractic appointments.
Be careful bending, lifting and twisting. Eat nutritionally. Exercise.
How? And what exercises are good to relieve and control back
pain? Well, a new article just came out about core stabilization exercise. Core
exercises were discovered to be more effective to reduce back pain and better
function because they decrease disability in patients who have non-specific low
back pain. These core stabilization exercises were compared to conventional exercises.
(inani) So ready to exercise your core? Fantastic!
So what are core stabilization exercises? These exercises
focus on the middle muscles of your abdomen. These muscles actually pack
in around your spinal cord and spine. (Your spine is actually in the middle of
your body, not at the "back" as it is often thought!) The "core" is a
group of muscles made up of transversus abdominus, multifidus, diaphragm and
pelvic floor muscles. These all have to work together to allow stability and keep
you moving painfree. You want these core muscles to be tight and supportive.
There is a variety of core stabilization exercises at your
disposal. The ball ones can be a bit more fun. If you don’t have a ball,
floor based core exercises work just fine.
So chat with your Brooks chiropractor at your
next appointment, and we’ll check out your core exercise routine. Let’s be sure
you’re helping your back be strong and painfree. Contact Soft Health and Healing Clinic today.