Posts made in July, 2018

Spinal Stability Exercise for Neck Pain and Low Back Pain

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Opposite arm and leg raises on all fours is a comprehensive exercise which uses many muscles essential for core stability. The patient first engages the transversus abdominis by pulling the belly button gently towards the spine or inward. Upon raising the leg straight up behind the gluteals, hamstrings, deep spine stabilizers called the multifidi, and erector spinae contract. If the patient rotated the foot out the deep hip rotators are engaged. Upon raising the opposite arm there is co-contraction of the latissimus dorsi, scapula, and cervical spine muscles. The patient must remain stable...

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