Strengthening Your Core To Prevent Back Pain

The cycle of pain, medications, and doctors can be avoided. Weak core muscles often cause most back pain, especially in the lower back. Your core muscles include the muscles of the back, abdomen, buttocks and quads, all of which support the spine. Strengthening these muscle groups by exercising leads to greater balance, stability and less pain. Our abdominal muscles are the most important area of the core to exercise for preventing back pain. When they are weak, it affects your posture, putting unnecessary strain on your back and neck. Abdominal exercises such as crunches, can strengthen this area for good support.

EXERCISE THE BACK MUSCLES so that they can work in conjunction with your strong abdomen for proper support. You will find the back and abdomen work together to take strain off the areas that cause pain.

STRETCHING EXERCISES also alleviate and prevent back pain. Stretching loosens up your soft muscle tissue and gives you a greater range of movement that can help avoid painful episodes.

GOOD POSTURE, STRONG CORE MUSCLES, AND STRETCHING to loosen your ligaments and tendons will help you avoid, and maybe even take away, your back pain for good.

"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain." - Aristotle