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Low Back Pain – Exercise

Low Back Pain – Pregnancy – Post Labor pain By: Dr. Kyle Knox, DC CCSP Westlake Village Chiropractor One of the most frustrating aspects of lower back pain for an active lifestyle person is what to do exercise wise while you are healing.  The lower back starts to feel better and you want to get back to that boot camp or training regimen.  Lower back pain has a lot of possible reasons and diagnoses.  For the majority of muscular skeletal issues, core strengthening is one of the best things you can do to support the lower back.  If you have a disk issue, the unstable material is now a lifetime process of needing extra stabilizing.   Here is the question…..When you have low back pain or just getting out of pain, what are safe exercises to start with?  The following video describes five easy to do exercises that can be performed daily to give your core a good foundation.   With this foundation of movement, you will then be safe to progress to more advanced movements and strength. Exercises to stay away from while recovering from lower back pain: 1. Deep squat 2. Dead lift 3. Supine scissor kicks 4. Downward Dog – If Disk Related (Sciatica) 5. Heavy bench press...

Boot Camp Alternatives – Low Back Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Have you ever attended a boot camp and wondered if there were alternatives to the circuit given?  Part of the attraction to boot camps are the facts: They are lower in cost, have great energy for motivation and a connection is  made with the instructor.  The unfortunate downfalls are the lack of attention to detail on technique and specificity of the training depending on a persons pains or weaknesses.  This is not because the instructor is a bad trainer.  The average skilled personal trainer will tell you they do not like having more than 3 people per class to maintain proper attention to detail.  So how do we get around this?  Can you still enjoy the boot camp but have a little more ease of mind to not hurting yourself? Answer:  YES!!! I will be loading a new video each week on Book Camp Alternative’s for certain ailments. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before attempting any book camp or exercise shown on synergyhealthchiropractic.com. Boot Camp Circuit #1 – Low Back Pain Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints I see in my office.  Low back pain can have a list of etiologies, the most common is bad posture at work.  As you increase time in a chair the lower back will start to relax and flatten out allowing the shoulders to droop forward and create a complete “C” curve in the spine.  This puts a tremendous strain on the lower back disks and weakens the core from the back to front.  The below circuit will help counterbalance that stress and bring a little balance...