Treatment of Back Pain

Some Exercises For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are called vertebrae. Some people who have scoliosis require exercises for lower back pain. People of all ages can have scoliosis.

Exercises for scoliosis especially that of your spine are meant to make the muscles of your back, shoulders, and upper back strong and flexible. For low back pain relief as well as middle back pain, the following back pain exercises help in relieving back pain.

1. Leg & Arm Extensions:
Start with your hips right over the stability ball. With one toe down, extend your left hand up, keeping your right fingertip palm down, while lifting your right leg up. Hold for a count of three and then switch sides. Continue for 3 sets of 10, taking thirty to sixty seconds in between each set. This is particularly important for back pain muscles.

2. Back Extension:
Start with your stomach on top of the ball and your knees on the mat. You will want to fall forward over the ball in a relaxed position. From there you will come up to the point where your back feels as though it is parallel with the ball. Your hands and arms should be raised and come straight out so they are also parallel with the ball. Hold this position for a count of 5. Continue for a set of 10. This is also useful for back muscle pain.

3. Upright Row:
From a standing position, start with your arms down in front of you, your palms should be facing your legs with your weights in your hands. Begin by pulling your arms straight up your body so that your elbows are a little higher than your hands. Then bring your hands back down. It is important to emphasise a pause at the bottom. Continue for 3 sets of 10. For treating back pain and especially mid back pain, this exercise is very important.

Exercises for scoliosis also contain some other important exercises for low back pain treatment.