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“Balancing Life & Physical Therapy Treatment For Back & Neck Pain. ” Getting To The Core Of Your Back & Neck Pain
If you suffer from an aching back or neck, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core,” but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other parts of your body, which rely on this, will not function properly. The timing and strength of various muscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. If your timing is off and your muscles are weak, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains. Yourcoremusclesconsistofawidevarietyofskeletalmusclesthatkeepyou erect and help you move around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged indifferentanglesthatare layeredtogiveyousupportandstability. Most people suffer from back pain at some point Most people will experience back pain some time in their life due to core muscleweakness.Whenthespinal joints,hip joints,sacroiliac jointsandthe muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t move well, a resulting strainoccursonthespine.Thiscausespainandcanoccuratanystageof life. However,thistypicallyhappensaswebecomeolderand lessactiveasadults. How does the core become weak and stiff? Asimpleanswer;use itor lose it.Our lifestylestodayputusatriskforbackand neck pain with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watching TV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness.Oncethecore isweakened,theweightofyourbodyrestsonyour spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. At Franklin Rehabilitation we know the right movements and manual techniques that havebeenproventohelppatientsgetbacktoandactiveandhealthy lifestyle.
Look inside to learn about the positive outcomes of making time for physical therapy in order to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle!
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