Lower_Back_Pain_Exercises_And_Their_Benefits by marcusjames

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Lower Back Pain Exercises And Their Benefits

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Summary:
Lower back pain exercises are very important for the treatment of back
pain and the strengthening of the back muscles. These exercises should be
recommended by one’s orthopedic surgeon or the physiotherapist and need
to be carried out regularly in the correct manner, in order to derive
maximum benefit.


Keywords:
Lower back pain exercises, back pain


Article Body:
Lower back pain exercises are very important for the treatment of back
pain and the strengthening of the back muscles. These exercises should be
recommended by one’s orthopedic surgeon or the physiotherapist and need
to be carried out regularly in the correct manner, in order to derive
maximum benefit.

Doctors recommend different exercises in accordance to the condition of a
patient. The exercises recommended in the initial and final stages of the
treatment also vary. Walking, swimming, biking and aerobic exercises are
commonly recommended lower back pain exercises.

In the initial stages of the treatment, doctors recommend exercises
involving upward and downward movements of ankles. Exercises, such as the
abdominal contraction, wall squats, heel raises and straight leg raises,
involve tightening of the abdominal muscles while moving the knees or
heels.

In the intermediate treatment program, one can perform back pain
exercises, such as the single knee to chest stretch, the hamstring
stretch and the lumbar stabilization exercise with the Swiss ball. It is
important to ensure that the abdominal muscles remain contracted during
each exercise. For this, one needs to lie on his/her back with knees bent
and hands resting below ribs.

The advanced lower back pain exercises program involves exercises such as
the Hip Flexor Stretch, the Piriformis stretch and the lumbar
stabilization exercises with the Swiss ball. Some exercises strain the
lower back and should be avoided. These include the hip twists, the
hurdlers stretch, sit-ups with straight legs and any kind of stretching
exercise that requires quick and bouncy movements. Physical activities,
such as swimming and walking, are very good for the strengthening of the
back. One must seek proper guidance before taking up any exercise for the
treatment of back-related problems.

								
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