If you’ve been struggling with back pain, your pain management doctor may recommend strategies for increasing the amount of support your spine receives. By strengthening your core muscles, or your abdominal muscles, you can facilitate spinal support. Exercise also helps you lose excess weight. Carrying too much weight in the abdominal region can contribute to back pain because it places additional stress on the spine.
Watch this video for some helpful advice on core muscle strengthening exercises. You’ll see a physical trainer demonstrate how to use a stability ball to perform crunches and sit-ups.
Those who live in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, or Irvine areas are encouraged to seek back pain relief at Pain Specialists of Orange County. Please call us at (888) 699-1334 with any questions you might have.