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By: Ehren Allen, DPT/Certified Manual Therapist
Your core is a vital part of your daily health that can sometimes gets overlooked during your workout. The initial thought when your "core" is mentioned is just your abdominals (abs). However, there are a few other key components that make up your core, such as your: hips, lower back, and deep abdominal muscles that support your spine.
Having a weak core can lead to many unnecessary aches and pains in areas such as your lower back or hips. You can make a difference with your low back pain by simply doing this exercises. One major focus for these core stabilization exercises in Physical Therapy is the increased flexibility in your hips, which will relieve some stiffness you may experience.
While there are many more core stabilization exercises, these four can easily be done without any equipment in the comfort of your own home. Another option that will help with your overall flexibility as well as core stabilization is attending a yoga class regularly. By focusing more on the above exercises, and other core stabilization exercises, you will be able to target your low back pain by increasing the support of your spine.
While completing these core stabilization exercises, as well as your normal workout routine it is vital to remember to include stretching. For optimal results try to incorporate the above exercises, or any other core stabilization exercises, at least 2-3 times per week.
JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times to reach a doctor for your back. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online. If you have persistent back pain, it is probably time to make an appointment with a JOI doctor for your back!
You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.
To make appointments for JOI Rehab for your back, please call 904-858-7045.