Not everyone should. Especially people with severe back pain, herniated discs, or sciatica. Flexion, which refers to movements that bend the spine forward, can increase compression in the lower back. However, for certain conditions, flexion can actually help redress the systemic muscular imbalance and spinal misalignment that is making your life so uncomfortable. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we use flexion-based exercises to help people with the following problems:
Flexion helps by effectively retraining your body into a more neutral posture. When you sit all day, and indeed if you stand all day, your body often trains itself out of a healthy posture. You may end up in a position where your butt is stuck out and your lower back curvature is accentuated, pushing out your stomach. Static positions force your spine to seek comfort by sacrificing stability. Flexion-based exercises fix this andinclude:
These exercises help retrain your body into neutral posture. Along with the spinal adjustments that we provide at our office in Milpitas, these exercises can restore spinal alignment, improve range of motion in the spinal joints and reduce pain. The end result is a more comfortable you! If this sounds like something you are interested in, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.