Core Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

Back pain can be caused by several different reasons, but chronic or recurring back pain can oftentimes be treated by performing routine stretches, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments.

This article will briefly discuss one of the main categories of exercise that can help back pain – Core exercises. Weak core muscles often result in back pain, as the core muscles (the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and back) all work together to support and stabilize the spine.  If this stability is lost, you can have various issues and pain in your back, shoulders, or neck.

How Do Core Exercises Help?

Core muscles are responsible for helping your body maintain correct posture and alignment of the spine. Improving core stability helps to eliminate or lower the risk of injuries that may occur in your back and spinal joints. Core stability also helps to improve coordination, endurance, and balance, all things that help to create a balanced and stable body. In addition, it’s important to also strengthen upper back muscles to avoid slouching, which is another major cause of shoulder and neck pain.  By strengthening your core, shoulders, upper and lower back, you can maintain upright posture and have increased spinal support.

Where to Begin

You may be confused on which exercises are right for increasing core stability, but luckily we are here to help. If you are interested in discussing exercises or stretches with Dr. Mohr, please mention it during your next visit and he will be happy to assist you and discuss some safe, low resistance exercises that are right for you. In addition, we have various exercise and stretching videos found here on our website.