Have you been doing exercises to help your low back but are not getting the results you want?
This is a very common frustration I hear especially, when you have been to a Physical Therapist/Chiropractor and they told you to do exercises.
Research shows that exercise is one of the best things you can do to improve lower back pain, so why is it not working?
You have Introduced Strength/Stability Exercises Too Soon!
Many patients come into the office stating that they are doing core work to help the lower back.
The truth is that you have missed a major step & your rehab is out of order!
You need to first focus on pain relief, then core work. It would be like getting into the car and trying to drive, then turning on the engine.
Remember, things MUST happen in order for them to work properly.
You are stretching too much.
Have you been stretching your legs, and not feeling any relief? Is the lower back getting worse? Do you feel like the stretches are wasting your time?
Stretching the legs and low back are the most common things, yet I have NEVER seen anyone get better from JUST Stretching.
Stretching can be useful, but it has to happen at the right time, and if you have lower back pain that is irritating a disc or nerve, it often makes things worse in the long term.
The exercises you are doing, are not good for your body.
Not all exercises are created equal!
If you choose the wrong exercise or make it too difficult at the beginning, you can have increased lower back pain and delay your healing.
There are some that are better for your body type and injury, while others are worse. Research shows this and you can do 4 correct exercises but if you pick 1 bad one, it can undo a lot of the work!
This is why you may be having progress, then never reach a specific point in feeling good.
We call this exercise selection, and selecting the right exercises is based on your back pain type, your symptoms, history, what has/has not worked, etc.
You are only focusing on the lower back.
Your low back pain has a lot to do with your hips, pelvis, upper back, foot, and ankle.
So when you are rehabbing your injury, are you trying to fix your lower back or are you trying to help fix your body movements?
Thinking that, “it’s just lower back pain” is wrong!
You MUST focus on the cause of back pain and work the entire body.
PS If you want to fix your lower back pain, you can apply for a FREE Discovery Visit! This can be done in person or virtually!