Exercises for Better Back Health

Just about all of us can benefit from stretching and exercising our spines and soft tissue back muscles. Because our spine and back muscles were designed to move a lack of movement in many cases can result in an increase in pain. Many of our patients we see with low back pain or spine related issues in the Duncanville, Southlake, Grapevine, Red Oak, Dallas, Irving, Plano and the surrounding areas are often times unaware of the amazing power that a consistent exercise and stretching regimen can have on their back and spine health.

It is however important that if you are or have been experiencing low back pain or spine related symptoms of any sort that you consult with your physician or spine and back specialist before beginning any exercise routine.

Below are a list of some of the exercises that can become part of both a preventative pain management and even rehabilitative effort for the treatment of spine and low back pain. If you have questions about any of these exercises or would like more information about the non-invasive spine and back treatments offered at our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Neck and Shoulder Exercises:

  • Neck Flexion and Extension
  • Neck Extension
  • Right Rotation (chin to shoulder)
  • Left Rotation (ear to shoulder)
  • Upper Back Stretch

Back Exercises:

  • Back Flexion
  • Knee to Chest Stretch
  • Lower Back Rotational Stretch
  • Bridges
  • Cat Stretches

Again, it is extremely important that you get clearance from a medical professional or spine or back specialist before beginning a new exercise or stretching regimen. By slowing increasing the consistency in which you perform the exercises and stretches above you will gradually be able to increase the amount of effort you are able to undergo with each routine.

Keep in mind that the benefits of a back and spine exercise and stretching routine can also be enhanced through proper nutrition and basic stress management.

If you have any questions please contact any of our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas.