Our core muscles help us to stand up, sit and move around without pain. Strengthen your core is important especially if you suffer from low back pain or any type of trauma to the lumbar spine. You might be thinking core muscle is the muscle in front of your belly, yes that is correct! However, core muscle also includes the muscles on your side and back. It is a 360 core protecting your spine and low back.
Low back pain can be the result of many different things. Pain can be triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain, and/or injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. Over time, a muscle injury that has not been managed correctly may lead to an overall imbalance in the spine. This can lead to constant tension on the muscles, ligaments, bones, making the back more prone to injury or re-injury.
Below are some of our top exercises to strengthen core muscles. The pdf below has a lot of lumbar/core strength and stability exercises recommended by the Princeton University. This is a great resource to add into your daily exercise routine!