When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly one would take this statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups.
The statement is correct but doing sit up while you have back pain will actually increase your pain considerably. What we mean is that you need to increase your Transverse Abdominus strength. This is a very deep muscle that directly supports your lumbar spine. People with lower back pain often have a very week TVA and therefore they have nothing to stabilising their spine when playing sports or when lifting for example.
This set of muscles are initially difficult to exercise, you will need some instruction from your Chiropractor.
[column size=”1-2″ last=”0″ style=”0″]The benefit of exercising these muscles are:
- Increase the strength of your spinal stabilizer muscles, therefore reducing the occurrence of pain
- Improve the strength and tone of your abdomen
- May improve incontinence – or post pregnancy issues
- Prevention of back pain
For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Chiropractors you can use the Contact Us or Appointment Request buttons at the top or bottom of this page, call our Leeming practice on (08) 9310 1788, or visit Bull Creek Chiropractic Centre‘s state of the art Chiropractic clinic at Unit 3, 78 Calley Drive, in Leeming.
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