Standard treatment for sciatica is generally limited to pain medication and a few weeks of physical therapy. The Pelvic Clock® exercise program tackles every aspect of post-therapy healing.
HOW THE PELVIC CLOCK® HELPS PREVENT INJURIES FROM WEIGHTLIFTING:
Lower back pain associated with lifting weights is often why “fitness beginners” end up abandoning their New Year resolutions. From simple muscle spasm to the less-simple herniated discs and sciatica, back pain is no joke, and detracts many from losing weight, gaining muscle, speeding up metabolism and improving their health.
When we think of weight lifting, most of us think of the upper-body muscles like the biceps or the deltoids. We tend not to think about the lumbar spine and all the bending and compression that accompany proper strength-training, but that also make our intervertebral discs and ligaments vulnerable to injury.
Those more experienced in the gym sometimes have a weightlifting belt, and that can help a great deal. But the belt is not going to build deep core muscles, and essentially, that’s what every weightlifter needs for safety (as well as great aesthetics!)
A proper weight lifting posture is essential for injury prevention, and the position of the pelvis is the key to good posture. The excessive pelvic tilts that we see in a lot of bodybuilders generally lead to the deterioration of posture, destabilizing the entire spine more and more each day that it goes untreated. To prevent lower back injuries, pelvic tilt should be corrected and normalized before beginning any weight-lifting exercise.
Creating a “neutral spine position” and maintaining the muscle structure to support it takes time and practice, but it sure beats the painful alternative: A few minutes of core exercise certainly beats sitting in a doctor's waiting room all afternoon.
The deep core muscles such as the Transversus Abdominis, the Lumbar Multifidus, and the Internal Oblique form a “natural muscle belt” around that vulnerable lumbar area, and the strength and balance of these muscles is essential to biomechanics and injury prevention.
The Pelvic Clock® workout helps:
Strengthen these hard-to-reach core muscles
Correct abnormal pelvic tilt
Support neutral spine position
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