Reduce Lower Back Pain Through Movement
Video by Dr. Justin Thompson
Reduce Lower Back Pain
Lower back ‘tightness’ and ‘stiffness’ are buzz phrases we hear in our clinics on the daily. They are usually paired up with the word ‘pain’ as well. This can be due to a mirage of reasons, however there is almost always a common contributor. This commonality is movement, or lack thereof. We know the importance of movement in our joints because of Hilton’s law. This serves as the foundation of our clinics. One way to influence healthy movement in our Lumbar spine while also strengthening and stabilizing the core is through this spinal twisting exercise in this month’s video. This exercise is simple to do at home and feels great on the body after. Attached is a research article discussing the positive impacts of implementing stabilizing exercises in individuals with lumbar instability. This study found that the experimental group who included stabilizing exercises into their rehab regime had faster rates of improvement in terms of decreasing pain intensity and functional disability, in addition to increasing muscle endurance. This article is encouraging because we strive to decrease pain and functional disability in our clinics. This also stresses the importance of the stabilization exercises and the importance of movement in the healing process. Give this exercise a shot at home! Movement is not the singular factor contributing to pain, though. So, if you want answers to what is causing your pain, give us a call! We are here to help you identify what is going on and will formulate a gameplan to get you feeling your best!
Javadian, Yahya et al. ‘The Effects of Stabilizing Exercises on Pain and Disability of Patients with Lumbar Segmental Instability’. 1 Jan. 2012 : 149 – 155.
If you’re 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 St. Louis Park Chiropractors, located in the West End near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd., 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 decrease pain!