How Can Lumbar Stabilization Helps You Avoid Chronic, Daily Low Back Pain
Finding a solution for coping with daily, chronic low back pain isn’t easy. You might take a few over-the-counter painkillers, which work for a couple of hours, only to have the pain return. You try to stay active and stretch but are limited in your daily activities by the very pain you’re trying to alleviate. You might even kick back with heat or ice, only to find it does nothing for your pain. It’s incredibly depressing to seek relief and never find it.
Something you may not have tried, however, is lumbar stabilization. This program is one that helps ground your spine and strengthen it, so you can live your day-to-day life without the threat of chronic pain and discomfort.
While there are lumbar stabilization exercises you can do by yourself at home or at the gym, the smartest way to get introduced to this program is by visiting your chiropractor. The chiropractor experts at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA are ready to help. We tailor spine strengthening and stabilizing exercises and adjustments around each unique patient, to ensure you’re getting optimal results.
Lumbar stabilization addresses the root causes of back pain
One of the major catalysts for spinal misalignment is instability. The spine may not have the proper support it needs, leading to shifting vertebrae or compression, both of which can incite pain. To remedy these misalignments and more, stabilization is key.
Spine stabilization is accomplished by providing a strong support system for the spine, through strengthening and stretching key muscle groups. Lumbar stabilization is an active exercise program targeting the lower back specifically. The goal isn’t to just address a single injury or condition – instead, it’s to create the stability needed for long-term spinal health. The goals of lumbar stabilization include:
- Reducing and eliminating back pain.
- Having stronger, more consistent control over movements that rely on the spine.
- Healing injuries that affect the soft tissue, such as muscle strains or ligament tears.
- Preparing the spine so that future repetitive or sudden motion doesn’t result in injury.
Finding the right approach to stabilization
There’s no single way to approach lumbar stabilization. In fact, every case is unique, which is why patients in need of stabilization benefit from a personalized Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) evaluation.
It’s important to first discuss with your chiropractor how to achieve a neutral spine, which is critical for this particular exercise program. Maintaining a neutral spine will reduce stress on the muscles.
Lumbar stabilization also focuses on awareness of where the joints are positioned. Exercises that may be used in this program include going from lying to standing or jumping, resistance exercises, and from predictable to unpredictable motion.
Chiropractors will tailor lumbar stabilization exercises to address specific back pain issues, building the entire regimen into a CBP schedule for best results. Cumulatively, stabilization exercises will be offset by other exercises, nutritional advice, spinal manipulation, and additional treatments.
Finding solid ground to stand on
For long-term results, chiropractic care, combined with lumbar stabilization, may be the best way for you to address persistent back pain. The team at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO will work to assess and develop a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) plan that helps you rediscover much-needed stability for your spine. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.