Increasing Flexibility With Spinal Exercise Therapy

Mobility is often the best solution for back pain. However, the best solution will depend on what the cause of pain actually is. Back pain is one of the most common complaints heard by practitioners in the Chiropractic field. Many people also complain about stiffness of the neck and back. There are many different exercises that can help work that stiffness out and promote increased flexibility. Here are some of the exercises that are recommended as a therapeutic solution for back pain that can help promote the needed flexibility.

Low Back Extension

This exercise is done by lying flat on the stomach, with hands out to the sides. Lift the upper body and head off of the floor using the lower back muscles. Stay in that position for approximately five seconds before lowering yourself back down. Repeat this movement about 15 times.

Rotation of the Spine

Sit in a chair and reach one arm across your stomach. Grab the opposite side of the chair you are sitting in. Turn your head and look over your shoulder. Rotate the lower and middle sections of your back. Hold that position for approximately 30 seconds.

Knee to Chest Exercise

Begin the Spinal Exercise Therapy by taking one of your knees and pulling it to your chest. Use both the right and left hands and hold your knee in this position while you count to 10. Slowly release the knee to it’s original position. Repeat this exercise five times. Make sure you perform this exercise with the other leg. After doing each leg separately, you will then want to do both legs at one time. This maneuver helps stretch the back muscles.

Those are just a few examples of the types of exercises that can help increase flexibility and ease back pain. There are other specific exercises you can perform which will help in your efforts. Some examples are partial sit ups, neck stretches, neck flexion and stability ball push ups. It is recommended that you consult with the professionals at Elswick Chiropractic & Associates PSC before performing any type of spinal exercise therapy. They will be able to help develop an exercise regimen that is unique to your situation. Get Direction!



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