Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain – AV Chiropractic Health Center

Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain

Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain

Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain
If you’ve been to the gym then you’ve probably seen a big ball people use for various exercises. That big ball is known as a stability ball or exercise ball. It has plenty of uses and benefits. Some of the benefits are improving posture, strengthening muscles and rehabbing injuries such as lower back pain. A stability ball is a great tool for reducing lower back pain. All it takes is learning the proper exercises and implementing them into your workout.

How Stability Ball Exercises Work

Like any new endeavor with your body, it is important to consult with a chiropractor or doctor before starting any stability ball exercises. The thing about using a stability ball is that it gives your body an opportunity to exercise in a way it can’t on the floor because of the instability. Over time your body becomes stronger as you try to teach it how to keep balance on the stability ball, specifically back muscles.

Chiropractic care and stability ball exercises share similar benefits. These are the benefits of using a stability for lower back pain:

  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves mobility and flexibility
  • Improves overall posture (sitting, standing, exercising)
  • Increases blood flow
  • Reduces stress in the lower back
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Injury rehabilitation

A report by the Canadian Chiropractic Association (link?) put stability ball exercises to the test. A 55 year old male who suffered from lower back pain started using the stability ball frequently and after eight weeks reduced his back pain symptoms dramatically. A 52 year old female combined chiropractic care with stability ball exercises and used a stability ball as a chair at work and also experienced reduced back pain and decreased the amount of her chiropractor visits.

Chiropractic care is highly recommended for lower back pain, and can be combined with stability ball exercises as long as your chiropractor approves it. If you are experiencing lower back pain and are looking for an effective treatment, then visiting your local chiropractic care center can be the right choice for you.

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