Low back pain (lBP) is a quite common reason to visit the doctor in the US, and most people will experience it in their life. Our Springfield back doctor reviewed how spinal manipulation is the top treatment choice for acute and chronic LBP. Now, let’s look at the things you can do outside of the Chiropractic doctor to help manage your LBP.
Great exercises that help to manage LBP target the low back. A good time to perform these exercises would be during the day, as doing so will help rid of the overuse and religion of strain. Springfield Chiropractic is going to show you some exercises that you can perform sitting or standing during work breaks.
RULES: Perform the LBP exercises slowly to a full stretch that does not have any pain, take three slow deep breaths for each, only do exercises that fit you job and time limits, this might mean only doing one every fifteen minutes which is fine.
SITTING EXERCISES: 1- bend coward and reach the floor. 2- twist slowly to the left and then the right. 3- Cross one leg over the other, grasp and pull the crossed leg knee to the opposite shoulder and arch back to its max until a firm stretch is felt in the buttocks.
STANDING EXERCISES: 1- put one foot on an elevated surface (chair, seat, foot stool), and perform an anterior pelvic tilt. Arch your lower back until feeling a firm stretch in the hamstrings. 2- do the same steps as the hamstring stretch but this time rotate your trunk to the side of the standing leg until you feel a stretch in your inner thigh. 3- put your fists behind your lower back and slowly bend backwards to a max tolerated point.
Our Springfield back doctor wants you to know that these exercises can be performed throughout your workday whenever you have about 30-60 seconds. Our Springfield back doctor also suggests that it is important to do these exercises on a daily basis. This will help keep your LBP pain from getting worse.
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