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Core Stabilization Exercises for Back Pain

 Here is an instructional video from the Ontario Chiropractic Association regarding core stabilization exercises to help you recover through back pain.  They are taught by a yoga instructor Irina Andreea.  She discusses back pain and core stabilization exercises including the bird dog, back bridge, plank, and side plank.  Discuss with your Chiropractor regarding if these core exercises are a good idea for your back health.  These exercises can create more problems if done wrongly, which is why I usually will encourage people to do another simple exercise for back pain!

5 Effective Back Pain Prevention Excersises

Here is another video from the Ontario Chiropractic Association on this topic of back pain prevention exercises: This video goes through 5 exercises for low back pain prevention which are essentially ways to move the back safely and to encourage proper motion of the spine.  Remember that if done improperly they can aggravate the back more or cause it to be painful longer.  Consult with a Chiropractor to ensure to are on the right path to improving your condition.  I usually encourage patients to do another simple exercise for back pain prevention.
  1.  Diaphragmatic Breathing
  2. Cat and Camel
  3. Brettzel
  4. Dead Bug Progression
  5. Bird Dog
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Core Stabilization – Foundation of a Healthy Lower Back

Core Stabilization

We often hear our doctors, therapists, and trainers discuss core stabilization and how integral it is for the function and health of our bodies, especially for our lower backs.

 

What is core stabilization?

Core stabilization refers to your ability to keep your core structure (torso, abdomen, and spine) relatively stable as the skeleton (legs, arms, and connecting structures) is recruited to do physical work like walking, running, throwing, and lifting.

Why is it important?

Research reveals patients with lower back pain have delayed or insufficient firing patterns of the transversus abdominis muscles compared to control groups with no back pain. Although researchers admit it does not prove this muscle delay causes lower back pain, their findings clearly identify a relationship between core stabilization and lumbar spine symptoms. Results from these studies show that by increasing the activation of the core stabilizers, primarily the transversus abdominis, back pain may be reduced or prevented.

Although a consultation with your Chiropractor is your best bet for a speedy recovery from acute low back pain, it looks like an abdominal contraction-a-day can really help keep the long-term pain away!

Ask your Chiropractor to recommend the best core-strengthening exercise for you.

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Karma Yoga with RMT Sandra Dale in Mississauga Wellness Office poster

Karma Yoga with RMT Sandra Dale

Karma Yoga with RMT Sandra Dale

Our Mississauga RMT Sandra Dale is doing Karma Yoga at our Mississauga Wellness Office through the month of May 2017 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Sandra is an excellent massage therapist who has a passion for life and learning.  Yoga is her current learning passion and she is excited to share it with our Erin Mills Optimum Health community in Mississauga.  Read more about Sandra Dale RMT.

To reserve your spot for these limited spaced Karma Yoga sessions, contact the front desk today!

 

What is Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is a way that a student of yoga gives back to the community in goodwill.  Our registered massage therapist Sandra Dale is studying yoga and is doing these karma yoga classes for our patients and community as part of her learning and giving back.

Is Yoga good for me?

Yoga is an excellent way to work towards your optimum health.  Yoga is great at helping your connect your brain to your body and to practice appreciation and presence.  Improve your mindset with yoga!

Yoga is a great way to improve your balance!  Balance is an overall sign at how well your brain and body connection is.  Check your balance now by standing on one leg! How long can you stand there? If you can’t stand still for more than 5 seconds, you need to improve your balance before you stumble and fall!

Yoga is an excellent way to practice your breathing! Even though we breathe all day (apparently), people and patients are often seen breathing improperly!

Be careful with some of the motions in yoga as they can be difficult for your spine.  Usually our Chiropractors advise that you should not compete against other people during the karma yoga sessions as you need to be cognisant of your own spine and abilities.  By pushing your flexibility too far, you are more likely to create an unstable lower back and aggravate your discs in your spine as opposed to improve your spinal health.

Core stabilization is an important aspect of optimum health.  Yoga is an excellent way to improve your core strength!