Three exercises for bone spur treatment
For many patients, part of a conservative bone spur treatment plan will include a series of low-impact exercises and stretches designed to relieve the pressure from the bone spur on the pinched nerve. These exercises should always be reviewed by your physician before adding them in to your bone spur treatment plan in order to prevent any further damage to your spine.
Talk to your doctor about the three most common exercises for bone spur treatment to find out if they can help you find pain relief.
- Increase your back strength – If you are looking for bone spur treatment for your lower back, work on strengthening your core muscles to help relieve pressure on your spine and subsequently your pinched nerve. One common exercise involves lying face down and lifting your chest off the floor, causing your lower back muscles to strengthen.
- Lower back stretches – Lengthening your spine with lower back stretches will help to reduce the pressure on your pinched nerve caused by a bone spur. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and place your hands on your lower back. Slowly arch your chest upward and bend you back backward, lengthening your lumbar spine. You can also lie on your back and take turns bringing your knees slowly to your chest. This is often a recommended stretch for bone spur treatment, but consult your doctor before performing it.
- Neck rotation – One stretch to add into your bone spur treatment plan for neck pain is a simple neck rotation. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and slowly bend your neck to the right, as if trying to touch your ear to your shoulder. Slowly make clockwise circles. Bring your head back to neutral. Slowly bend your neck to the left and make counter-clockwise circles.
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