Core strengthening exercises are specially designed to help you build strength to add protection and stability to your spinal column. The exercises address the muscles that make up the “core”, including the pelvic floor muscles, the transversus abdominis and the diaphragm. These muscles support the spine, lower back and abdomen. In the majority of individuals, the core muscles are underused, and the purpose of core strengthening exercises is to make them stronger and more effective.
Core Strengthening at HealthSource
At HealthSource, core strengthening exercises are often used in conjunction with chiropractic care. This helps to ensure that the benefits of chiropractic adjustment last long term. When the core muscles are strengthened, the spine is more likely to remain in the proper location when you resume your normal daily activities and physical exercise.
Core Strengthening Benefits
In addition to maintaining proper alignment of the spine following chiropractic adjustments, core strengthening exercises have several other benefits. Patients with existing health problems, such as chronic back pain caused by strained muscles, arthritis or multiple sclerosis may experience pain relief as the result of core strengthening exercises.
These exercises can also prevent future problems. Core strengthening can improve the long-term health of the lower back and spine. It can also greatly reduce the risk of future injuries and decrease feelings of muscle fatigue.
To learn more about core strengthening or to schedule an appointment at your Hillsboro chiropractic clinic, call (503) 648-6997 today.