Exercises to Treat Lower Back Ache

There is a theory that at some point or another every human will at some point in some form suffer from back pain; most often than not the back pain will be concentrated in the lower back. The theory goes on to mention that there is something about our skeletal structure that aids in the inevitable back pain. Well, unfortunately in your case the theory has proved to be true and you lower back is now suffering. Lower back pain is not only a glitch in your physicality it can be a glitch in your lifestyle. Many sufferers of lower back pain have been restricted from performing daily activities and tending to once seamless task and as a result things can potentially spiral out of control. That’s the last thing you need. What you need is to treat your lower back pain before the problem overtakes you.

There are several causes for lower back pain, each cause varying from person to person. Perhaps your lower back pain is a result of heavy lifting, muscles strain or herniated disc. Maybe you are suffering from osteoarthritis (joint degeneration), or spinal stenosis. Whatever the cause, there are several exercises and treatments that prove to make life with lower back pain cease to exist or at least become a lot less manageable.

Exercise can work wonders for strengthening and rehabilitating the back. The worst possible thing you can do for lower back pain is to leave it unintended as the pain may eventually become worse. Tending to the back pain before it is an extreme condition could save you time, pain and even money. Exercising, stretching and staying active is great for preventative and rehabilitative care.

Strength training is imperative for back health. When strengthening the muscles in the lower back and abdomen the back is offered a heightened level of support that makes it easier for the back to sustain lifting, bending and stretching. When these core muscles are developed and sturdy, you will notice improvement in the lower back and other paining back areas. Developed back muscles make you much less susceptible to injury and reduce support pressure on the spine.

Aerobic exercises are also imperative. Not only is aerobics good for the overall health, is also helps your muscles and heart use oxygen more efficiently which produces healthy blood flow to the lower back region.

In terms of strengthening and stretching exercises here are a few exercises you may want to try:

Wall sits: put your back against the wall and squat down as if you are to sit. Hold this position for 6-10 seconds and repeat. Press-ups: Lie on your stomach and prop up on your forearms in semi push-up position and hold. Do not let your pelvis touch the floor. This exercise works wonders. Knee to chest: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat and bring one knee to your chest, hold for 15 second and switch. This is an awesome lower back stretch.

For aerobic exercises try walking, jogging, biking and swimming.

For more information on lower back strengthening exercises be sure to visit losethebackpain.com.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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