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Help Your Back -- By Strengthening Your Core!

By Sara Butler

The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic like to impress upon their patients the importance of a strong body. That's because they know that a strong body, especially a strong core, works to support your spine. With an 80 percent chance of experiencing back pain at some point in your life, it's easy to understand why building strong muscles to support your spine and avoid back pain, is imperative. Here are three ways the chiropractors at The Joint want you to know about in order to help support your back.

Strength Building Helps Reduce Pain

Many studies over the years have shown that exercises that fine-tune your core stability are more effective in reducing disability and pain than no treatment at all or even regular medical treatment. The key to reducing low back pain is, according to the American Chiropractic Association, strengthening those core muscles!

Strength Building Helps to Increase Stability

The stability of your spine depends on three things: The strength of your ligaments and bones, the strength of your muscles and tendons, and the health of your spinal cord and brain.  People who suffer from low back pain usually have less strength in their core muscles simply because they're not activated. When you activate the muscles through exercise, you reduce low back pain by simply improving the stability of your spine.

Those core exercises are amazing!

Strength Building Helps to Improve Posture

One of the major contributors to all that slouching and slumping people do is weak core muscles. If you can improve the strength of your core, then you can improve your posture, which leads to less of a chance of developing joint dysfunctions and restrictions that lead to pain and discomfort.

If you're experiencing low back pain and you don't know why it's important to see the chiropractors at The Joint. They can find the root cause of your low back pain and work with you on a treatment plan to address it. If your problem is a weak core, they can show your specific exercises that target your core and help to increase strength.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about your spine or your overall health, the chiropractors at The Joint are great resources for information about your health, wellness, and spinal health. Come in today for an evaluation.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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