Posts Tagged ‘core strength back pain’

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The reason lower cross syndrome causes low back pain for people who live sedentary lifestyles is fairly simple. I’m often asked “How can sitting too long cause back pain?”

Muscles that attach to the spine get tight and start to pull the segments out of place and that leads to pain and discomfort. So…the logical question would be how or what can be done to fix the problem? There are a few things that should be done. As mentioned LCS begins when a set of muscles from being in the seated position for too long are contracted longer than they should be. And conversely muscles that are opposite of those become weak and too flexible. Basically the balance is not there.

Chiropractic adjustments to the segments of the spine that are subluxated are vital for removing pressure and interference present on the nervous system.

Stretching Hip Flexors

Chiropractic solutions for LCS

Strengthening the inner core and gluteal muscles is the most efficient way to reverse lower cross syndrome and regain the proper posture for your spinal alignment.

Also stretching the tight muscles of the hip flexors and low back muscles are crucial to reverse the pulling that is taking place at the locations where muscles have been overly contracted. This will help bring the strength back to the core muscles that support the body while it’s in the upright position and provide the proper balance to regain the correct posture.

How Increasing Core Strength Reduces Back Pain

Monday, October 21st, 2013
marietta chiropractor treats back pain

marietta chiropractor treats back pain

If you suffer from back pain and have a lifestyle where you are seated for a long period of time you have to ask yourself one main question. Is Your Back Pain From a Weak Core? Core muscle strength plays a very important role in the prevalence of low back pain. The inner core muscles attach directly to the spine and are responsible for mobility and stability. That means that the majority of movement while in the upright position all begin with activation of the core muscles. The outer core muscles are more for functional movement that we perform in our day to day lives. When the core muscles are not as strong as they should be the way those functional movements are performed can change.

Muscles that should not be used have to get involved to help and these recruited muscles can lead to postural imbalances. When the imbalances occur a spinal subluxation will cause undue pressure on the nervous system which will eventually lead to some form of pain and dysfunction. The pain can begin as mild forms of cramping or lead to degenerative joint disease. Non structural problems may also occur such as constipation or even reproductive problems from the abnormal pressure on the nerves that control those functions in the body.