Low back pain so one of the most common complaints we see at Dee Why Chiropractic Care. Whether you have been suffering from low back pain for years or you recently suffered a back injury, a very important part of your rehab will be strengthening your core.
When people think of their core, they just think of the 6 pack or abdominals, however it consists of multiple muscles that help protect your back from injuries.
The core consists of :
- Rectus abdominis (6 pack)
- Obliques (muscles on the side of the abs)
- Transverse abdominis (Deep muscle that wraps around the front)
- Multifidus and Erector Spinae (Muscles in your back that support the vertebrea)
Why is your core important to prevent back pain?
Back pain is extremely common as 8 in 10 people will experience it at some stage and is one of the most common reasons a person would visit a chiropractor. If you have a weak core, your body will rely more on the joints and ligaments in the spine for stability and makes them more prone to injury and degeneration.
Will core exercises immediately relieve my back pain?
The answer is no. You need to be consistent with core strengthening exercises to experience the full benefits because strength doesn’t come overnight. Just like you can’t expect to go for a short run and the next day be able to run a marathon… it takes time. Try and have a routine that involves core strengthening exercises 2-3 times a week.
Some example of Dee Why Chiropractic Care’s core strengthening exercises
Dee Why Chiropractic Care’s advice
If you have severe low back pain, pain that extends into your legs or have been suffering back pain for a long time its important to be assessed. Most of the time these exercises are safe to do however if it is causing you pain or is aggravating your symptoms stop immediately. Depending on the nature of your injury, treatment may be needed prior to progressing to core strengthening exercises.
If you have any questions or think we can help you with your back pain don’t hesitate to contact us today.