Low back pain (LBP) is a chronic musculoskeletal illness that affects most people at a certain point in life.
It is classified into three categories according to the onset and duration of symptoms: acute (less than 4 weeks), sub-acute (4-12 weeks) or chronic (more than 12 weeks).
LBP may have been some sort of disability to you due to its recurrence and troublesome symptoms.
For those of you who are unaware yet, several conditions may be causing your low back pain; it could be mechanical in nature like Degenerative Discs, Spinal Disc Herniation or Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Fractures, Leg Length Difference, Abnormal Foot Pronation and Congenital Abnormalities, to name a few common disorders.
Another cause could be inflammatory in nature, like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Infection. There could also be cancer associated conditions like Bone or Spinal Tumors.
Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia are metabolic conditions that can manifest LBP also. It is best to seek your health professional’s advice to know what is causing your LBP symptoms.
There might be a number of causes of LBP, however, with proper management and therapy, you might be able to take good control of your condition.
Remember again, that before you start with any LBP exercise you have to get the clearance of your health care provider, otherwise your condition may get worse. The series of exercises attempts to improve the flexibility and the strengthen your trunk and abdominal muscles.
The exercise program prepared by your health care provider should be done on a regular basis to see improvements and it should be performed in an observed pace to ensure safety. Lastly, it is a must to STOP the exercise program if the pain gets severe.
LBP treatment includes physical therapy involving a wide range of therapies like heat therapy, ultrasound, massage, mobilization exercises and education programs about proper body mechanics and posture.
Low Back Pain exercises’ objective is to strengthen the muscles, to stabilize and lessen the pressure on the spine. Other exercises that will relieve LBP symptoms include:
- Knee to Chest exercise
- Pelvic Tilt / Pelvic Lift
- Hip Rolling
- Lower Abdominal Exercises
- Curl Ups
- Cat and Camel
- Tail Wagging
- Hip Extension
- Hand Knee Rocking
- Lying Prone in Extension
- Press Up
- Back Extension
- Arm Lifts
- Hip Extension
- Knee Push Up
- Trunk Rotation
- Full Back Release
- Upper Back Stretch
- Side Bending
- Backward Bending and
- Pectoral Stretch