Over 80 percent of us suffer acute low back pain at least once in our lives, and about half will experience a recurrence within one year. Along with your doctor recommended treatment plan, it is good to also include exercise in your regiment. Regular exercise reduces the risk of developing low back pain and helps with current pain. Lower back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability.
Researchers have said including exercise can help reduce low back pain by 35% along with your doctor’s treatment. Most that suffer from low back pain feel like resting is the only thing that will help but in actuality, getting up and moving is good for your back. Here are some helpful exercise suggestions to help with your low back pain:
- Partial Crunches: Not only strengthens your core but also your lower back
- Hamstring Stretches
- Wall Sits
- Press Up Back Extensions
- Knee To Chest
- Bridging: Lie on your back and bring your hips off the floor into a bridge position
If you find yourself in need of treatment for your low back pain, let the doctors at Pain Specialists of Columbia make the best treatment plan for you! Call today, 803-252-4900.