Those who suffer from lower back pain are often told that they should strengthen their abdominal muscles. However, this is only part of the solution. A more comprehensive approach involves “core strengthening” exercises that include the abdominal muscles, back muscles, and the muscles around the pelvis. If one group is stronger than another, it throws balance and posture off, leading to back pain. With this in mind, it is important to simultaneously strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles to create a healthy core. One of the best exercises to attain this goal is the “pelvic tilt,” which involves lying down with knees bent and raising the butt off the floor about two inches for ten seconds at a time.
Chiropractors perform 95 percent of all adjustments to correct the subluxations, or misalignments, of the vertebrae in the spine. There are many different chiropractic adjustment techniques that are very gentle and effective. The goal of any adjustment is to restore nerve function. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic care, please call FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC at 617-472- 4220. Our practice is located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.
P.S. Do not arch your back while performing the pelvic tilt. Ask your chiropractor to check your technique.
For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman