How Can Strengthening Your Core Help Alleviate Back Pain?
Back pain affects a significant portion of the population, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re among those affected. Whether it’s in your lower, middle, or upper back, the pain can be incapacitating. However, there’s hope. Under the guidance of a physical therapist or orthopedist, you can take steps to manage and potentially eliminate back pain altogether.
Your spine is a complex structure consisting of the spinal cord, nerves, bones, and cartilaginous discs. Its primary function is to protect the spinal cord and support the body’s weight. When any of these components are strained or injured, they can cause considerable pain and discomfort.
Injuries to the spine can lead to nerve compression, muscle inflammation, and other complications. Strengthening the muscles that support the spine is key to preventing such injuries.
Understanding the Role of Core Muscles
While it may seem intuitive to focus solely on the muscles in your back, the abdominal muscles also play a crucial role in providing stability and strength to the spinal column.
During physical therapy, you’ll receive personalized care and a tailored treatment plan to address your back pain. Your physical therapist may introduce exercises designed to strengthen not only your back muscles but also your entire core, including the abdominals.
At Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we prioritize non-invasive approaches to pain relief and treatment whenever possible. Whether you’re working with a physical therapist, physician assistant, or orthopedist, rest assured that our providers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in promoting spinal health.
Call 910-484-2171 today to learn more and schedule an appointment.