Lower back pain can be a persistent challenge, significantly impacting daily life. Despite the abundance of available treatments and advice, finding a lasting solution may seem daunting.

However, there are actionable strategies to help you manage and overcome back pain, allowing you to reclaim your vitality. Let's explore practical tips to strengthen your back and enhance your well-being.

Uncovering the Root of the Problem

Flawed movement patterns are often the culprits behind persistent back pain. Our repetitive harmful movements act as constant interference, preventing our backs from healing. Identifying these movements involves a conscientious effort to recognize and modify these detrimental patterns.  Uncovering the underlying factors contributing to your discomfort is crucial. By providing an accurate, precise diagnosis that identifies the root cause, we pave the way for targeted treatments and lasting relief, empowering you to get back to doing what you love!

Move with Purpose

Movement is medicine for your back. Engage in regular physical activity to strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Activities like walking, swimming, and yoga can improve flexibility, posture, and overall spinal health. Start slowly and gradually increasing the intensity and duration of your workouts to avoid strain or injury.

Strengthen Your Core

A strong core is essential for a healthy back. Incorporate core-strengthening exercises into your fitness routine to build stability and support for your spine. Planks, bridges, and bird dogs are excellent exercises that target the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and pelvis. Remember to engage your core muscles during daily activities like lifting and bending to protect your spine from injury.    Proper breathing here at Summit is what we call "Rehab 101".  You need to use proper abdominal breathing to engage your core.  If you struggle with this, schedule an appointment and we'll teach you.

Mindful Movement

Pay attention to how you move throughout the day.  Move with awareness, using proper body mechanics and bracing your core as necessary through proper breathing.  When lifting heavy objects, breathe, bend your knees, and keep your back straight to minimize stress on your spine. When you practice mindful movement, you can reduce the risk of injury and alleviate existing back pain.  We specialize in general back pain, herniated discs, stenosis, etc., and offer a variety of options for treatment and exercise to help people who haven't found relief elsewhere.

Prioritize Rest and Recovery

In the quest for a stronger back, don't forget the importance of rest and recovery. Adequate sleep allows your body to repair and regenerate, promoting overall wellness and resilience. Incorporate relaxation techniques like meditation or gentle stretching into your daily routine to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation.

Remember, managing back pain is a journey, not a destination. By implementing these practical tips into your daily life, you can strengthen your back, alleviate discomfort, and improve your overall quality of life. 

If you're experiencing back pain or looking for further guidance on your spinal health, book an appointment today to see how we can help.