There are many exercises we give our patients to help them move and feel better which reduces the risk of lower back pain.
Lower back pain is a movement problem and any exercise or regimen that improves the way we move protects us from acute lower back problems. If you neglect your lower back and it becomes deconditioned, the risk of acute lower back pain increases.
Some exercises that enhance stability help reduce lower back pain but they should also be combined with other exercises that strengthen and tone while improving the efficiency of the core.
Tight legs are often one of the problems associated with lower back pain but it also contributes to foot pain as well as knee and upper back pain. We move as a unit so exercises and treatments that enhance movement and flexibility are desirable.
To prevent chronic lower back problems, we must adapt well from the ground up. When choosing a healthcare professional, they must look at you from the ground up as well to fully understand your problems. The older model of a specialist for every part of us fails miserably with lower back pain. Holistic care for the musculoskeletal system is the most effective approach to resolving a chronic lower back problem.
The Annals of Internal Medicine reinforced these ideas in their 2017 February guidelines for lower back pain which listed a number of procedures typically used by chiropractors while de-emphasizing medication, medical procedures, x-rays, and other tests such as an MRI as the first line of defense for lower back problems. The medical research supports a chiropractic first approach of high-touch, low-tech care for back pain.
Depending on who you see first, your experience with lower back pain can vary widely. A more educated public is seeking out chiropractic first for lower back-related problems, as well as problems such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, neck and even shoulder, arm elbow, and wrist pain.
How Simple Exercises May Save Your Lower Back
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By Rachel Fairbank Published Feb. 25, 2022
The past few years have not been kind to my lower back. Between the physical tolls of pregnancy, parenting and working from home, I have a constant stiff, achy feeling in my lower spine. I am not alone: It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans will develop lower back pain during their lifetime, with 15 to 20 percent of adults reporting it in an average year.
Could exercise prevent some of this pain? The short answer is maybe. A consistent mixture of cardio and dedicated core work can help. However, exercise alone is not a guarantee of pain relief, as there are a number of mistakes that many of us, even experienced athletes, may make.
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