Low Back Pain can be excruciating, but the radiating pain of sciatica can be even worse!

Such pain is often caused by neuromuscular and fascial issues and can be treated conservatively.

These exercises are very similar to those offered for recovery from uncomplicated disc injuries in PT and other environments. When done gently and carefully, as indicated, they are safe and effective. However, if you suspect a disc injury or have been diagnosed with one, please check with your doctor first.

There are many potential causes for the onset of low back and sciatica. However, in virtually every case, muscle imbalances and dysfunction existed long before the injury. In many cases, these factors actually cause injury. Regardless of other treatment options, full recovery over time is not possible without addressing these muscular issues.

Basic Low Back Pain Self-Care Protocol

Most of us spend less and less time on the floor as we age. Some of these exercises require you to do work on the floor. This is a good thing and we encourage you to get comfortable with it.

Take a little time to set the stage for yourself, both mentally and physically. This only takes a moment and in a good way to begin and end a self-care session.

Many of us do not breathe deeply and rhythmically on a regular basis. Doing this allows our own breath to tone our deep abdominal muscles. Stabilizing  these important muscles is how diaphragmatic breathing reduces back pain.

The intention of training of these and other core muscles is to provide stability as we move. Breath is the foundation of this stability.

Proper training of deep abdominal muscles begins with diaphragmatic breathing and abdominal bracing.

Begin With Self-Compression