Believe it or not, even though it is often referred to as “the back,” the spine actually occupies space in the middle of the healthy body. If you find that your spine is in "the back" of your body, you will want to condition what there is in front of you to support it.
- Strengthen your abdominal (stomach) muscles.
- Strengthen your gluteal (buttock) muscles.
- Strengthen your oblique (side) muscles.
Even though weight loss may have been recommended to you at some point in your life, you need to focus on the present condition of spine pain, and strengthen what there is of you. Exercise to support the body and spine you have.
You will find a huge benefit in spinal exercise, especially if you do them first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. What a simple solution to the problem of “I don’t have time to exercise” or “I hate to get down on the floor to exercise.” Easy and quick, morning-before-you-rise-out-of-bed exercise is perfect!
The Exercise Program Choices
Living with back pain is a matter of control. Exercising to strengthen the spine is one of the biggest steps toward that control. We want you to exercise and have developed a simple, no exercise equipment exercise program
for you to follow. You can exercise in bed, on the floor, in your bedroom or in the living room while watching TV. Make it a habit.
You may find that you like how you feel once you start exercising and want to do more. Great! We have a series of stability ball exercises that may fit the bill for you. If you find that you are really excited and want to do more, ask us for a referral to a good quality gym or trainer to continue with.
Just start the exercise program of your choice today after consulting with Vancouver Spine Care Centre!
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