Core Strength affects Back Pain

A strong core is your best defense against back pain. Studies confirm that core-strengthening exercises are highly effective in treating back pain, as your core muscles play a pivotal role in maintaining spinal stability and supporting your back during various activities. 

Symptoms of a weak core 

Weak core muscles can manifest as lower back pain, poor posture, reduced stability, and difficulty in performing everyday movements with ease. 

If you struggle with lower back pain, poor posture, or reduced stability book your appointment with a biokineticist at The Back Clinic. 

Causes of a weak core 

A weak core can result from a sedentary lifestyle, poor exercise habits, aging, injuries, and neglecting core-specific workouts, leading to various issues. 

What muscles make up your core? 

Your core encompasses muscles in your abdomen, back, hips, buttocks, and pelvis, with four key players:

  1. Transverse abdominis: This muscle, located beneath your obliques, stabilizes your pelvis, lower back, and posture.
  2. Multifidus: Along your spine, it stabilizes vertebral joints.
  3. Erector spinae: These large muscles on either side straighten your back and aid in lateral movements.
  4. Abdominals: These ensure proper spinal curvature, neutral pelvic tilt, and pressure relief on your spine when engaged. 

Why is a strong core important? 

Strong core muscles enhance balance, prevent awkward movements, and reduce the risk of back strains. They help distribute force through your muscles rather than your spine, minimizing the chance of back pain. Additionally, the core’s collective effort prevents injuries and disc problems that cause pain and immobility. 

Treatment for a weak core 

The Back Clinic primarily uses the DBC protocol to treat a weak core. Book your assessment and treatment. This is a highly effective approach for treating a weak core. It employs targeted exercises and specialized equipment to strengthen core muscles, including the transverse abdominis, multifidus, erector spinae, and abdominals. This personalized program not only improves core strength but also enhances spinal stability, posture, and reduces the risk of back pain. 


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