Core Stability for Low back Pain, Knee/Hip Arthritis and Joint Replacement
Core Stability for Low back and Neck Pain
I know. I know. It’s hard to get yourself up and motivated to exercise, especially when your pain is acting up, but hear me out. Exercise has too many benefits to ignore as part of your regular routine. Exercise can help reduce your stiffness, improve your overall mood, relieve your pain and may even slow down the progression of changes that occur in your spine as a result of the arthritis. Plus, it may protect against such diseases as heart disease, cancer and more. Low back pain and neck pain and stiffness and poor posture have a cause and effect relationship. researches have long ago proven that poor posture, forward bend trunk, protruded neck and slouch posture are all causing back and neck pain. Many times by restoring a good posture, decreasing sitting time, practicing extension exercises for the back (extension mean that your back is bending backwards) you can eliminate back and neck pain and that can be used as a preventative method for the future healthy back.
Here are some slides to better the understand the pathomechanism of poor posture from my presentation:
Here are some exercise example for better posture all involves back and core strengthening, balance and flexibility. I recommend to chose 5 exercise a day and work in a circuit between them to achieve 3 sets of 10-15 repetition each exercise:
In the following videos my patients, demonstrates core stability training (although these patient had knee or hip replacement they also complaint of back pain):