Stabilization. Balance. Equilibrium. Steadiness.
We all strive for balance in our lives and in our spines. How do
we get it? In life, we talk, eat, sleep, read, laugh, etc.! In our spines, we exercise. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows that we all of our West Des Moines
lower back pain patients to do some exercise, however little or much as each is willing. It works. It helps!
During lower back exercise discussions at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa,
the question often arises: “Which exercise is best?” And your wise
West Des Moines chiropractor knows why:
If there is one, great, effective one, that’s the one you want to do and
be done with it! Sorry! We’re still searching for that magic exercise, too.
However, some new lower back exercise research points to stabilization
exercises as being effective. Read on…
A recent study points out that balance exercises beat
out McKenzie exercises for being more effective. How? The stabilization
exercises reportedly improve the intensity of pain and the function/disability score
for chronic lower back pain patients. They also increase the thickness of the transverse
abdominis muscle that supports the spine. (1) Great potential outcomes
for our West Des Moines lower back pain patients who are willing to exercise
a bit: a chance to get back to life
activities and build muscle!
Another study reports on the outcomes of 15 different studies.
This review found that lower back pain patients are typically given one of two
types of exercise programs: a general exercise program with or without a motor
control exercise component or a motor control exercise program with general
exercise. Which is more beneficial? Both
types of exercise interventions appear effective at reducing pain or disability
in patients with lower back pain. It may not be necessary to give lower back pain
patients motor control exercises though. (2)
So stabilize your spine with West Des Moines chiropractic
care, and keep it balanced and steady with a bit of stabilization exercise at
home. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for a chiropractic appointment to get you
set with an exercise program for your lower back.