PT Can Reduce Low Back Pain
PT can help reduce low back pain without having to go through surgery. It focuses on the more natural route of not only minimizing pain, but also making sure that pain is prevented in the future. Here are a few physical therapy exercises you can try at home to see if it helps with your low back pain.
- Four Key Point Statue Stance
- Can be done sitting or standing
- Feet flat on the floor, toes pointed forward
- Tighten gluteus muscles
- Squeeze core muscles
- Last but not least, bring elbows into ribs and bring shoulders slightly back and down to relieve stress on the neck.
- Side to Side
- Stand in a comfortable position, feet about hip width apart
- Slightly bend at the knees
- Contract abdominal muscles
- Rock hips side to side about 10 times each
- Back flexion or extension
- If you are standing all day try the back flexion, if you are sitting all day try back extension.
- Flexion- sit on the edge of bed or chair, leave one leg down and, with both hands, pull the other knee up and into your chest. Then, switch legs.
- Extension- lay on your stomach with hands, palms down, underneath your shoulders. Push up only using your arms, lifting chest off the floor. Come down slowly.
Click the link to see a demonstration of the flexion, extension, and more stretches and exercises to relieve and reduce low back pain>>> https://youtu.be/PiA3K1kzQW0