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Unlocking The Power of The Core: Strength Exercises and Back Pain


Core Strength

Welcome to our blog post, where we delve into the crucial world of core strength, exercises, and their profound impact on combating back pain. In today's fast-paced lifestyle, where long hours at desks and sedentary routines have become the norm, maintaining a strong and well-supported core is essential not only for optimal physical health but also to ward off the often debilitating specter of back pain. Join us as we explore effective exercises and expert insights that can empower you to build a resilient core, alleviate back discomfort, and reclaim a life free from the constraints of daily discomfort.






Let's take a quick look at the layers of the core in this Essential Anatomy App video



The main take away from this clip is that the 6-pack muscle (rectus) is fairly superficial and does not directly wrap around/interact with the lumbar spine. However the transversus and internal oblique do. This is important!

















This diagram is one of my favorites to depict how injuries can go undetected for a while, and finally appearing without a reason/cause that can be picked out. Notice that, although without symptoms, it does not mean that a person is 100% healthy. We can quickly move into the "red" zone of being symptomatic from a state of symptom free. The main point of this is to maintain the body above the "smart" or "symptom" line. It's a process that involves consistency and dedication to a life of wellness.


Diagram of symptoms and health










 

As we reach the end of our exploration, I hope this blog has provided you with valuable insights and useful information. Remember, the journey we've discussed is not just about the destination but also about the lessons and experiences along the way.


I'd love to hear from you! Your thoughts, experiences, and questions are what make this conversation enriching and meaningful. Whether you agree, disagree, or have your unique perspective, your contribution is what truly brings this blog to life. So, don't hesitate to drop a comment below, share your story, or ask any questions that you might have. If there's a particular topic you'd like to see covered in future posts, let me know.


Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let's continue to learn, share, and grow together. Here's to many more insightful discussions and engaging stories. Until next time, keep exploring, stay curious, and be amazing!




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Excellent presentation! Very informative.

Thank you for sharing!

Mary

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Hi Mary,

Thank you for checking it out and I am glad you enjoyed it! More to come in the future!

-Alex

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