Low Back Pain? Strengthen Your Core

If you work at a computer, you likely have occasional back aches.

And the best course of action, as it is for many ailments, is more exercise

KOGO health expert, Dr. Stephen Leibham of U-S Healthworks says  if you work at a computer, you likely have back occasional back aches. 

The best course of action, as it is for many ailments, is more exercise.

Dr. Leibham says your back is related to your core muscle strength. When you sit and slouch, it results in back pain.

He says chiropractic treatment is good, and yoga improves your flexibility. 

But the main thing is to exercise and strengthen your core. Some exercises for that include planks and prone push ups.

Most of the time back pain resolves itself in a four week time period.

You may have soreness from exercising, but not pain.

But if it gets worse and starts radiating down your leg, that's the time to see your doctor to see if it's sciatica, which means the muscles are pressing on the nerve, which causes the sensation going down your leg. 

Here's a blog with some core exercises:

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