|Core Strength, Posture and Back Pain
At any given time, 15 percent of adults have low-back pain (LBP). To make matters worse: Many simultaneously suffer from chronic widespread pain.
Research shows that developing strong core muscles reduces LBP — but that’s not all. Core strengthening makes all physical activity easier, perfects posture, improves athletic ability and slashes the risk of spinal injuries. With sound core stability, the muscles in the pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen work in harmony.
But, wait — aren’t core and abdominal muscles the same thing? Not exactly. Core muscles encompass both abdominal and back muscles.
Abdominal exercises isolate and strengthen individual muscle groups. On the other hand, core muscle exercises work both the abs and the lower back. By working them together, they learn to function better and more efficiently.
This office is committed to helping you achieve optimal health through preventive care. Why wait for pain and illness before taking action? Lit us coach you toward optimal wellness right now.
Strong core strength is just one way to improve current well-being and prevent future illness. Ask us about simple exercises and programs that can jumpstart you on the road to topnotch strength!
Dr. Barbara Smith