Exercises for Back Pain
Did you know that exercises for your core and back can lead to overall health improvement? Taking in to account the fact that your core includes your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen, exercises for your core and back target all the necessary parts so that they work in harmony with one another thus leading to more balance and increased health and strength throughout the whole body. There are many different types of exercises designed to strengthen your back and core. Some are so simple they can be done at home or in the office, while others are a little more technical and require the skill and guidance of a fully trained physical therapist.
At Spectrum Pain Management, we believe that exercise is a key part of treating chronic back pain and preventing similar aches and pains from happening again.
Chronic pain in the body can create weakness overall as people tend to move less, or favor areas that are inflamed. When in reality what we need to do is strengthen the body in a way that doesn’t create further inflammation in order to reduce overall pain and discomfort. Taking that in to account, our patients enjoy an increased quality of life utilizing our physical therapies, aerobics and strength training as a way to help build a stronger foundation and thus their abilities to defend against any future issues for their back or core.
Flexibility is Key
Stiffness and lack of mobility can be the result of muscle tears, injuries overuse of muscles or inflammation. Working on flexibility with is a safe way to focus on prevention of future injuries and to reduce pain of current or chronic injuries. There are exercises, protocols and stretches that can be done in and outside of our office to facilitate this. These create that burn that feels so good, that you walk away feeling more limber from, maybe you will move a little easier, or even feel like you got your blood flowing a little better. The main idea being, to keep the body moving, the heart pumping and the blood flowing to promote healing and health.
Many think that agility and flexibility are interchangeable, when in reality there are some key points where they differ. Agility is the ability to move quickly and easily where flexibility is more about one’s range of motion or ability to bend easily. Specifically regarding the back, spine and nerve channels we want the spine and its surrounding muscles to be able to move freely. We want all the parts that wrap around the nerve channels to allow communication to occur throughout the body. Exercises for the back facilitate this and thus many operations throughout the whole body. Increased agility is usually something desired by those who are involved in sports. It would behoove athletes or athletically inclined people to focus on back exercises to prevent accidents, keep them agile in moment of impact or to prevent impact with their ability to move out of the way. These points are key in in preventing or reducing serious injury.