Back pain can cause the core to become weak, or a weak core can be what’s actually causing the back pain. So it’s important to strengthen the core to help prevent and relieve back pain. Buy a worksheet with these core exercises at: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/core-exercise-back-pain-worksheet
When strengthening the core, it’s not just about the abs in the front, the whole core is the front, sides, and back area muscles. So it’s important to strengthen all of them.
Start off lying down. Pelvic tilts, bridges, and dead bugs are a great way to get started with strengthening the core.
Next modified and full side planks and planks are a great way to work the core without big movements that might hurt the back.
Finally, bird dogs help strengthen the whole area with stability work. Bird dogs can also be modified if they are too difficult.
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