Home Exercise Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
By Caesar Cantone, PT, LAc
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common and disabling back ailment found within the aging population, but can also occur less often in younger adults. Stenosis actually refers to the narrowing, or closure, of an opening or space. Spinal nerves from the low back can actually become pinched when the spaces between vertebrae degenerate, or when abnormal bone growth forms. This is called lumbar stenosis, and can make many walking activities very painful. If left untreated, it can lead to tingling in the legs and even permanent weakness.
Spondylolisthesis of the Lumbar Spine — Home Exercise Program
Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition where one vertebra moves out of place and slips forward. Studies have found that spondylolisthesis is most common in the lumbar spine. It affects approximately 6 to 11 percent of the adult population.
Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain Exercises to Try at Home
Sacroiliac (SI) joints play a crucial role in the body. As they connect the sacrum to the ilium (hip bone), they bear all the weight of the upper body. There are a number of muscles around the SI joints. If even one of these muscles fails to do its fair share of work, the rest of the muscles are strained. In many cases, this causes the ilium to rotate backward and become stuck, which leads to SI joint dysfunction, instability, and discomfort.
How to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt with Exercises
Poor posture is a widespread epidemic of our time. Sitting in chairs for most of the day combined with a lack of exercise can lead to a variety of postural disorders.
SI Joint Pain: Home Exercise Program for Sacroiliac Dysfunction
If you’ve suffered from back and hip pain, you might have been told that your sacroiliac joint was responsible. So, if you’ve found yourself searching online for SIJ pain relieving exercises or SI joint stretches, then the chances are that you found the common recommendations such as the Child’s Pose or a general stretching of the hamstrings or low back. While these selections are a good start, obtaining the right alignment and creating proper SI joint stabilization require a deeper approach, and the addition of some newer, more updated exercises