Two isometric exercises for low back pain

By Bijal Shah

In my previous article, I talked about isometric exercises for hips and knees. Here, I want to discuss two major isometric exercises for low back pain, which greatly help in dealing with lower back pain.   Some of the more complex isometric exercises are planks, push-ups, or holding certain yoga poses.  However, They are more strenuous and intense exercises that should be performed by a healthy person with proper guidance.  The two basic isometric exercises that are demonstrated in this article can be used in the acute stages of lower back pain or lower back injury.    Continue reading “Two isometric exercises for low back pain”

7 Simple Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

By Bijal Shah
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The aim of this article is to talk about some important stretches for low back pain.  I talked about Sciatic nerve pain as well as low back pain in my previous articles.   In this article, I focus on combination stretching exercises to reduce sciatica pain as well as low back pain.   The stretches below will help alleviate the pain on both left and right side.  So let’s get started!!

Stretching exercises are necessary in many ways. An athlete needs to stretch his/her muscles prior and after any workout. A recreational player needs stretching to avoid any DOMS (Delayed onset of Muscle Soreness). A person who is exercising to gain muscle strength also needs to stretch the muscles after his exercise regime. A person suffering from injury or back pain stretches the muscles just to feel better.    No matter what level a person is at for exercises, they need to stretch the muscles. Stretching is done for whole body and all muscles.

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Causes of Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy Exercises for Treatment and Prevention

By Bijal Shah
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Low back pain is a very common symptom among healthcare and non-healthcare professionals. More than 70% of time people visit their primary care physicians with the complaint of low back pain. The reason for low back pain varies from wrong posture, work habits,  lack of exercise, poor muscle control, to some structural, physiological or psychosocial changes!!  The pain can be on the entire back or be centered around left or right side.  The aim of this article is to talk about common causes of low back pain and some treatment approaches.

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