Strength and Flexibity
Exercise is the only meaningful way to increase functional capacity.4 What home exercises can I give to help create lasting change in the body? One exercise is plank pose in the picture above and many other exercises to strength the back and core muscles. Exercises will take a minute out of your life and help completely change patterns in your body. Home care and the correct exercises are a big piece of keeping one’s back working well.
“The majority of back pain is the result of muscle and ligament strain or weakness, and can often be prevented by developing core strength and proper posture,” said Dr. Daniel Mazanec, associate director of the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic.
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