There are 4 different groups of muscles that work together to keep our lower back stable. Just working on the core alone, will not fix your lower back pain!
1. The Primary Sling
The Primary Sling also known as the transverse abdominis muscles. These muscles wrap around your spine like a back brace and it acts like a back brace to help support your back and it is the most common “core” muscles that people are talking about to help lower back pain in the mass market.
2. Posterior Oblique Sling muscles
The posterior oblique sling muscles consist of our latissimus dorsi muscles and our gluteal muscles working together to create this cross section force which helps stabilise your lower back. It is especially useful to stabilise movement like twisting and bending over.
3. Anterior Oblique Sling muscles
Our Anterior Oblique Sling consists of the external oblique muscle and your inner thigh muscles. These muscles work together to stabilize the front of your trunk in movement like running, and throwing action.
4. Lateral Sling
Our Lateral Sling consists of the gluteus medius muscles and the inner thigh muscles. They work together to keep you hip and pelvis in the perfect alignment when you are moving.
Any one of these groups that is weak will cause lower back discomfort.
In this video, I will show you some tips on what you can do to help strengthen these muscles groups.
Keeping in mind these exercises are just the basic exercise that we start off with to fully fix your lower back injuries you will still need to continue to progress to harder and more functional exercises in order to feel pain free in your daily activities.
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