Pain at the leg(s) that is non specific or difficult to localize, or that does not necessarily hurt more with local activation (leg use) may be indicative of radicular pain arising from the low back. This pain is usually mediated by nerve root tension/irritation from encroaching structures at the lumbar spine. These exercises will help mobilize nerve roots which will reduce the potential for nerve root irritation. If pain increases or painful area at the upper limb increases, decrease range of motion of movements. If increased pain persist, discontinue immediately.
Preliminary Disc Exercises
Exercises don’t have to be complicated to be effective. This video outlines 3 exercises that are simple and easy to perform. These are best suited for those suffering from acute low back pain episodes or individuals looking to increase their core activation.
Standing Knee Raises
Standing Bird Dog
Lumbar Disc Exercises
Injuring a disc at the low back can be extremely painful and nerve wracking. The exercises demonstrated in this video are intended to be implemented as soon as possible following a disc injury in order to prevent further aggravation.