Are you looking for ways to help back pain? Chiropractic treatment for back pain is not just about hands on treatment. Your chiropractor can teach you exercises and give advice on ways to help back pain. Exercises that strengthen your core and improve pelvic stability will reduce your back pain.
The blog has featured previous articles about core exercises. Here is one for pelvic tilts http://revivechiropractic.co.uk/exercises-for-back-pain-1-ae-pelvic-tilts/
and another for the quadruped http://revivechiropractic.co.uk/exercises-for-back-pain-5-ae-the-quadruped/
Ways to help back pain – strengthen back and leg muscles
Life puts a lot of stress and strain through our back’s so it is vital that we strengthen back and leg muscles. This helps to build stability in the low back and minimise the pressure on the lumbar facet joints and intervertebral discs.
A combination of mobility and stability exercises are required. Only by working on both will you get a reduction in back pain. Here are some ideas for exercises that will help to reduce back pain and prevent back pain returning in the future.
Ways to help back pain – form a habit of doing your exercises
You need to get used to doing back strengthening exercises every day. Or at least a few times a week at the very least. Little and often is the way forward. You may find it helpful to set aside 10 minutes a day to look after your back. For some people this can be first thing in the morning and yes this may mean setting the alarm for 10 minutes earlier. On a positive note it could actually help you to wake up! Others prefer doing the exercises when they come home from work or when they go to the gym. It really is up to you. It is about finding a time that works for you and that you can stick to.
As always you should only follow this exercise routine on the recommendation a healthcare professional such as a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist.