Have Low Back Pain?
Between shoveling our early winter snow, bending over dishes and holiday baking, and reaping the dark side of stress, our backs can take a toll on us this time of year.
Shallyn’s Physical Therapy and Wellness Services should be your first stop to address the root cause of your back pain! No referral needed. Call, e-mail or request an appointment online today.
What can cause low back pain?
Stiff joints, tight muscles, weak muscles, nerve irritation…a combination of all of the above.
Here are a few of Shallyn’s favorite home exercises to maintain what we sow during your therapy session to address your low back pain. *These exercises are not expected to necessarily address your specific root cause of your low back pain; each individual is just that, individual, and at Shallyn’s Physical Therapy and Wellness Services, Dr. Shallyn will provide you specific techniques to meet your individual needs and goals. If an exercise ever makes your symptoms worse, stop and consult Shallyn’s for treatment specific to improving your low back pain!
Standing Forward and Backward Bends against Resistance:
Blood Pressure Cuff Feedback for Specific Core Strengthening:
1. Set-up: position the blood pressure cuff in the center of your low back. Inflate the blood pressure cuff, while in the starting position, to 40 mmHg. Maintain 40 mmHg throughout each of the exercises. Each level progresses on the skills of the one before.
2. Level 1 (PLLTi)
3. Level 2 (PLLTii)
4. Level 3 (PLLTiii)
5. Level 4 (PLLTiv)
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Prone Ball Postural Strengthening:
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
It is said that happiness is related to external circumstance; joy is an internal existence. Anger, denial, grief, fear, or confusion have you trapped in a crushed spirit? Without knowing it, your mindset could be adding to your low back pain. Shallyn’s Wellness Services can shepherd you toward joy-filled freedom from abundant low back pain causes.
Tidbits from your physical therapist.