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Guidelines for LBP

Updated: Mar 14


 




Follow these guidelines if you don't have a specific diagnosis or reason for your back pain:



  1. Participate in Aerobic Activity

  2. Stay Active: Do not decrease you activity levels just because you are in pain

  3. Avoid aggravating activities

  4. Individualized Posture Advice:

  5. Local Stabilization: Multifidus and Transversus Abdominis Training

  6. Education

    1. Log rolling technique to get out of bed

    2. Avoid prolonged positioning

    3. Do not hold your breath when lifting or using the rest room

  7. Lower Extremity Stretching

Follow these back pain guidelines if you have pain from a herniated disc:


  1. Participate in Aerobic Activity

  2. Stay Active: Do not decrease you activity levels just because you are in pain

  3. Avoid aggravating activities

  4. Individualized Posture Advice

  5. Local Stabilization: Multifidus and Transversus Abdominis Training

  6. Education

    1. Log rolling technique to get out of bed

    2. Avoid prolonged positioning

    3. Do not hold your breath when lifting or using the rest room

  7. Extension Exercise: People who have weak back extensors are shown to have higher prevalence

  8. Lower Extremity Stretching, especially hamstring stretching

  9. Avoid bending foreward in the morning as much as possible

  10. Use lumbar pillow when sitting if unable to hold anterior pelvic tilt or to maintain proper curve in low back


These are recommended products for performing guidelines










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