If you are over 50 with low back pain, you must add a daily core work routine in to your program. A simple, yet effective 5 min daily core routine can take you from pain to pain-free if you are consistent with the exercises.
After the age of 50, it is imperative to strengthen your core musculature if you are having lower back pain. It is equally important to initially strengthen your spine in neutral and avoid curl ups, twisting, or side bending exercises UNTIL you have developed foundational strength in neutral. In this video, I discuss the ‘dead bug” exercise, side plank, and alternating arm and leg “bird dog” exercises for a quick, 5 minute daily core routine.
Please let me know if you have any questions, enjoy!
Ed Deboo, PT
Integrative Physical Therapy in Bellingham, WA