The spinal cord is what connects the brain to the outside world. Because of it, the brain can act. The spinal cord is like a smart relay station. It routes messages to and from the brain and has its own system of automatic processes, called reflexes. The spinal cord is functionally organized in 30 segments, corresponding with the vertebrae. Each segment is connected to a specific part of the body through the peripheral nervous system. Nerves branch out from the spine at each vertebra. Sensory nerves bring messages in; motor nerves send messages out to the muscles and organs. Messages travel to and from the brain through every segment.
Lower back pain sometimes called lumbago, is not a specific disease diagnosis. It’s a symptom of several different types of medical problems. If you're in poor physical condition, constant strain on your back can cause painful muscle spasms.
When your physical movement is limited, it can cause psychological distress, which can worsen the pain. Your personal health beliefs and coping strategies can easily influence your level of distress and course of the pain. For instance, if you are anxiety-prone, expect the worst, and have catastrophic thinking, this can make the pain far worse. That’s because those psychological vulnerabilities can change your brain and intensify the pain.
There are ways to prevent and reduce lower back pain!
There are many ways to strengthen your back! Swimming, Walking, Pilates, Yoga and Back Workouts can ease the pain and make you feel comfortable again.
The Change of your Mindset will reduce your chronic pain!
Humans, like other animals, are born with an instinctive motivation to escape the pain. Think about the last time you touched something painfully hot and how quickly you pulled away from it. Your quick and automatic action is the result of hardwired biology meant to preserve your health and survival. When it comes to ongoing, severe pain that comes from within your own body, like back pain, escape isn’t so easy but you can train your brain away from pain.
A special back workout session will help to strengthen your spine.
For to get the best results, this workout includes both, cardio and weight training. You might work with dumbbells, gym balls, terra bands, TRX, and more. You can find group sessions, as well as a one-one session for the best result. Learn exercises that you can do on a daily basis at home.
The Dumbbell Deadlift is a compound exercise good for overall fitness including lower back strength, it helps reduce back pain and prevents injuries.
Deadlifts increase muscle and joint strength, improve bone density and improve muscles coordination.
Doing back extensions while leaning face-down on an exercise ball targets the thick paraspinal muscles of your low back while simultaneously giving a little stretch to your abdominal muscles in the front of your torso.
Yoga is a mental and physical practice that can help calm the mind and stretch and strengthen the body. Some Yoga positions may help with back pain directly, by stretching and strengthening the muscles in the back. A yoga program tailored to each individual’s needs, can improve both pain and quality of life scores.
The downward-facing dog will stretch your hamstrings. This classic yoga pose is a great total body stretch that targets back extensors: the large muscles that help form your lower back, support your spine and help you stand and lift objects.
Start on your hands and knees, with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders. Pressing back, raise your knees away from the floor and lift your tailbone up toward the ceiling. For an added hamstring stretch, gently push your heels toward the floor. Hold the position for 5 to 10 breaths and repeat the pose five to seven times.
Cat and Cow pose loses the back and warms you up. The perfect poses for an achy, sore back. Cow and Cat stretch loosen your back muscles, whether as part of a yoga routine or as a warm-up for another workout.
Starting in an all-fours position, move into the Cat pose by slowly pressing your spine up and arching your back. Hold for a few seconds and then move to cow by scooping your spine in, pressing your shoulder blades back, and lifting your head. Moving back and forth from Cat to Cow helps move your spine onto a neutral position, relaxing the muscles and easing tension.
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