You have back pain. What do you do if you drop your sock on the floor? All of your back pain exercises require you to get on the floor too. How in the world are you supposed to get there if you’re in incredible pain or even have sciatica?
Most back pain is made worse by flexing or extending your spine. Most folks with back pain don’t have flexible hips, making it hard to squat or bend forward without moving their backs. The easier approach to getting on the floor is learning how to reverse lunge. Need help? Check out my video tutorial below.
By taking a step back and bending both hips and knees at the same time, your hips and legs do the moving for your body, sparing the spine. If you have weaker leg muscles, you can place a chair next to you or put your hand on the wall to give you some support as you get up and down. There is much less risk of falling or your back “going out” on you moving in the lunge position than in a forward bend or squatting one, making this the safest option for many people.
For a majority of people with back pain, even those with disc injuries or sciatica symptoms, chiropractic care can be safe, effective and cost-affordable. It even outperforms other common treatments such as medication, injections and even surgical options. Do you have back pain or know someone who is suffering? Call us at 224-653-8094 and we would be happy to assist them.
Latest posts by Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO (see all)
- Silly Stretches That Don’t Work:The Butterfly Stretch - November 7, 2017
- Do I breathe the “right” way? - November 7, 2017
- Why is the core so important? - November 7, 2017