Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, some experts say, as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives. Probably quite accurate considering many of us have already experienced some form of back pain whether it be a sharp pain or a dull ache. It can be a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. Thankfully, minor injuries usually heal within a day o
The prone press up is designed to reduce the pressure of a disc bulge or herniation on your spinal nerves and help mobilize your lower back. Increasing your lower back flexibility is essential for a healthy spine.
One of mobilization maneuvers that I teach patients is the Cat and Camel mobilization. This is a great way to loosen your spine when you get stiff - especially in the mornings! This is basically a "pelvic tilt" while on all fours. The up and down motion gradually loosens tight muscles and works excess fluid or swelling out of your back. This can be done on the floor or even the couch or on the bed if you have sensitive knees. Do this daily and you can stay out of the office