Special Low Back Pain Exercises
Most physical therapy programs that are designed to treat low back pain and some radicular pain (pain radiating down the leg) will include a combination of the following types of exercise:
- Stretching.. For many patients it’s a good idea to follow a stretching routine that’s been independently designed for them a back doctor or by a physical therapist. During stretching the patient shouldn’t ever rebound, and all stretches should be sluggish and slow.
- Dynamic stabilization exercises. These exercises may include use of exercise balls, balancing machines or special stabilizing exercises and involve using various exercises. Help support the spinal column through various ranges of movement and the purpose of dynamic stabilization exercise will be to reinforce the secondary muscles of the back.
- Heart strengthening exercises.
These exercises usually contain:
- Special abdominal strengthening, such as sit ups, stomach exercises, stomach machines, and leg lifts.
- Low back exercises (hyperextensions), which can be performed on machines or simply by lying on the belly and slowly lifting the torso off the earth. This exercise uses the lower back muscles to ‘hyperextend’ the spinal column.
- ‘Good mornings’ are also an exercise to reinforce the lower back muscles. The patient subsequently slowly crouches forwards until the face is parallel to the flooring and then lifts back up. Much the same to simply stooping except there’s weight across the shoulders to touch the toes.
When Exercise Does Not Work
Frequently, backbone professionals refer patients for physical therapy and the patients return to the physician saying the treatment discontinued because it injure their backs or they simply were not getting sufficient low back pain alleviation for their attempts. Here are a couple motives physical therapy rehabilitation may not relieve back pain, while this is by no means an exhaustive list:
- The plan prescribed doesn’t contain lively exercise. This happens when a sick patient’s physical therapy plan focuses more on the utilization of hot packs, cold packs, and stimulation treatment and contains hardly any muscle training. While deep tissue massage and hot/cold packs can generally provide immediate pain relief, they’re used in conjunction with energetic exercise as opposed to replacing it.
- Patients do the exercises wrong. Patients may not have an exhaustive comprehension of their exercises should be performed to result in gains that are desirable. If that is true, then the patient may reap the benefits of a more extensive explanation of the exercise by a back specialist or oversight and guidance by an experienced physical therapist who could correct errors that are potential in exercise performance.
- Patients do not stick to the prescribed exercise plan. Physical therapy isn’t likely if patients don’t perform all exercises that are recommended to relieve pain, or don’t give enough time to their program. Continued exercise beyond the designated treatment time may further reinforce the back and help prevent recurring pain and keep better position.
- Generally, it is suggested the patient keep dynamic stabilization and the fundamental heart exercises and may transition into a more wide-ranging exercise plan including unique weight-lifting and low impact aerobic exercise exercises that WOn’t load the back.
- After physical therapy, the patient doesn’t keep the abdominal and low back exercise plan at home, resulting in a slow decline of fitness in perhaps ultimate low back problems and the trained muscles. Therefore, it’s recommended that after a patient is treated with physical therapy, he or she develops an exercise care plan at home to help keep up the strength and muscle mass that was developed in physical therapy.