I figured that if your muscles were stronger it would be more support for your vertebrea and better align it. Is this possible?
The importantance of a strong and flexible back
The muscles in your body play an important role in the overall health of the spine. These muscles can become weak and stiff over time, this in turn leads to back problems.
In order to improve your back condition you need to learn that your pain is coming from the muscles, and then learn to work with your pain through stretching, strengthening, and relaxing your muscles.
We need to perform specific strenghening and stretching exercises to ease and get rid of back pain. Even after surgery we can train and create a pain free, strong and flexible back with these exescises. After all healthy back muscles are your key to a healthy back.
Stretching: A process for eliminating back pain
Stretching develops flexibility of the spine and creates the conditions for your back to heal. It’s the most natural thing you can do to release ,tightness spasms, stored up tension and pain.
Stretching helps you to heal your injuries, as well as prevent them. It’s an effective exercise for chronic and decaying conditions of your spine. By eliminating this conditions and also the stiffness and tightness in the body’s musculature and surrounding tissues through stretching exercises, the body can heal and become well again.
Strengthening: A process for a strong and sturdy spine
The spine or sometimes refered to as the backbone is the chief support of the back, so it must be strong. Strengthening exercises involves the contracting of muscles, when this muscles contract, they exert a pulling force on the joints and opposing muscle groups. When these muscles are repetitively contracted the get stronger over time.
It’s important we concentrate on strengthing the muscles in the lower back. This is because the strongest and largest muscles, the abdominal, gluteal muscles in the buttocks, leg muscles and the back muscles themselves, are located in the lower half of the body. Strengthen this area is the most important exercise for movement and mobility.
It is also important to stretch the muscles, before performing any strengthen activities or techniques. Never perform any strengthing activities straight after any type of back injury Strengthing exercises can do more harm than good if not performed correctly.
If you make listening to your body a regular habit, and apply some simple lower back exercises, you will be able to heal your back pain, and enjoy a more flexible and stronger spine than ever before.
Many of us become intimidated by our back pain, but by learning the proper exercise programme we can achieve optimum results, and in the process eliminate back pain for good.
on: 27th July 08