Published: Dec 31, 2010
Core exercises are very important to those suffering from lower back pain. When your core muscles are weak they cannot support your spine properly.

Your core muscles consist of your oblique, abdominal, lower back and gluteus muscles. Working these muscles helps to develop a strong and limber trunk that can support the spine in the best possible way.

There are many different ways to go about strengthening your core muscles and many people find it easier to seek the help of a professional trainer....

Published: Dec 31, 2010
When you have become injured in some way, most times your doctor will advise you to exercise and stretch the back muscles. This does not mean they want you to go out and do any type of back exercises and stretches though!
What is ROM, AROM, and AAROM?
There is a form of exercises called ROM (range of motion) exercises which are used to keep the muscles and joints in your back strong and flexible. These exercises can be done on your own, or with a physical therapist. If you are doing these exercises...

Published: Dec 31, 2010
Depending on what surgery you have undergone you may be home the same day or you may be in the hospital for a few days to a week as you begin the healing process.
The good thing to know is that most people who have back surgery to help reduce back pain and increase their mobility have good to excellent results and see a significant amount of pain reduction and return to their pre-pain range of motion and strength.
For some, this occurs right after the surgery but with others it may take some time...