Back pain exercises

Back pain affects most adults at some point throughout life. For most people, the pain is acute and tends to disappear within a few weeks. For others, the pain gradually worsens and may become chronic without treatment. Whether your back pain is acute or chronic, back pain exercises can help relieve your aching back and increase your mobility.

More often than not, back pain occurs when a component of the spine becomes compressed and moves slightly out of alignment. If caught early enough, this can be corrected with simple back exercises. Simply put, the muscles surrounding the spine help to align the components of the spine and take some of the body’s weight off the vertebrae, thereby preventing the development of future spine conditions.

One of the first treatment options that most spine doctors will suggest to relieve back pain is back muscle exercises. If you’re experiencing upper, lower or middle back pain, be sure to consult with your physician before beginning any type of exercise program. He or she can diagnose the cause of your pain and offer a regimen of exercises tailored to your needs, including:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises such as the pelvic tilt, basic twist and the plank
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Stability ball exercises

Back pain exercises can not only help you recover from pain, they can also help you build and maintain muscle strength. In addition, exercise can aid in weight control, which is also beneficial for the long-term health of your back.

Some patients, however, may need more than exercise to help treat their spine condition and reduce their back pain. For these patients, Laser Spine Institute offers minimally invasive procedures to treat the most common spine conditions.

With a quicker recuperation time^ than traditional open back surgery, our state-of-the-art procedures are here to help you get back into the swing of things. We can treat conditions that affect the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (middle back) and lumbar spine (lower back). Contact us today and find out why more people flock to Laser Spine Institute for minimally invasive surgery than to any other spine surgery center in the world.

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