Will Building A Stronger Core Relieve My Back Pain?

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“Will Building A Strong Core RelieveMy Back Pain?” Here’sWhat You Need To DoWhen Your Favorite Pain Remedies Aren’t Working Anymore

If you suffer from an aching back or even neck pain, weakness in your core muscles can be to blame. Do you have to sit for long periods at a computer, in the car, or are you just not that active anymore? All these positions can lead your core muscles to become weak. Even if you exercise regularly, unless you target your core muscles, you can cause an imbalance in your muscle strength, straining your back and putting you at risk for injury. A prime example of how important core muscle strength is to protect against back pain was shown in a study with 443 firefighters that were put through core strengthening routines. Over a 12 month period, those firefighters had 62% less injuries than the group who did no core strengthening exercises. When your core is strong, it means your spine is better protected against injury when you twist, lift or strain your body doing an activity. Bliven, Kellie C. Huxel, and Barton Anderson E. “Core Stability Training for Injury Prevention.” Sports Health. SAGE Publications, Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Sept. 2016.

At Kinect Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will perform a complete evaluation, including your past medical history, any medications you may be taking, and your current symptoms of back pain. Your regular activities of daily living will be discussed so your physical therapist can design a treatment plan specific to your personal needs and goals.

Do you want to target your core? One of the first actions a physical therapist does is to evaluate your core strength, flexibility and coordination. This can pinpoint the root cause of your back pain. Then with hands on therapy, the spinal joints can be freed up to move like they should and specific exercises are prescribed to restore your core strength. Find out for yourself, what is truly causing your nagging back pain. After all, if you let it go on, it can get a lot worse, or even cause long-term damage such as arthritis. Call us today about your problem and discuss the right solution with one of our physical therapists.

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