Core Stability for Low Back Pain

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

When it comes to lower back pain, there can be a laundry list of things that can be the cause.  One of the things we see a lot in the clinic that can contribute to pain in the lower back and hips is a lack of strength in the core which can cause instability.  Having a strong core means more than just having 6-pack abs, it means that the abdominal muscles, lumbar paraspinal muscles, and oblique muscles are all functioning properly and are supporting the spine effectively.  The Dead bug exercise shown above is a great exercise to ensure all these muscles are firing properly and effectively to take pressure off the joints of the low back.  There is a ton of research that supports proper core function when it comes to avoiding low back pain, below are a couple key findings from the attached research article.


“Core stability exercises aim to improve pain and disability in cLBP increasing spinal stability, neuromuscular control, and preventing shear force that causes injury to the lumbar spine.”

“Evidence suggests that core stability is more effective than rest or no/minimal intervention and combination with other types of exercise for cLBP have shown grater efficacy.”


Pain can be multifaceted, meaning there can be several lifestyle factors that go into what we perceive as pain.  At Minnesota Chiro Health, we get very detailed on what you’re eating, how your body is moving, and how you’re managing stress, because they all play a huge role in how we feel and function on a daily basis.  Stop living with the pain and give us a call to see how we can help get you back to doing what you love.



Frizziero, A., Pellizzon, G., Vittadini, F., Bigliardi, D., & Costantino, C. (2021). Efficacy of core stability in non-specific chronic low back pain. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 6(2), 37.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diabetes and other diseases!