Lower Back Strain

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Jeremy Klinkhamer

6 Responses to “Lower Back Strain”

  1. December 30, 2016

    WalterMihata

    If one has chronic lower back pain and have visited an orthopedic doctor who says my pain is due to arthritis and
    basically recommends pain medication, do you feel that done in moderation these exercises might be of some benefit?

    • Hi Walter,
      Absolutely. Please start slowly and let pain be your guide. Arthritis tends to “like” moderate movement so you would benefit from daily moderate exercise in all planes of motion. Though having a thorough evaluation by a local medical professional would be best, feel free to try almost everything in the flexibility tab and create a nice 6-7 day light-moderate exercise routine.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  2. November 21, 2018

    JonathanCompton

    Can you recommend stretching exercises for shoulder impingement?

    • Posture, posture, posture. I can’t stress that enough. The shoulder impinges naturally as the shoulders get rounded forward and the shoulder blades spend too much time apart from each other (under load especially). Arm hangs are helpful too, ie hanging from a bar or holding a weight and letting the arm hang down. Having said that, there are many reasons why impingement occurs, ie type 3 acromions, rotator cuff tendinitis, bone spurs. It’s best to know why it’s occurring then create the rehab process with that knowledge.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. November 22, 2018

    TomPaterna

    Thanks Jeremy for this tip. I pften get the same lower back pain (mostly on my left side) and I will try these techniques when it recurs.
    I am not sure though what causes it. Things like just doing some house chores, lifting heavy objects and also working out at the gym I beleive are all causes. As well as falling asleep in a bad position in a chair watching TV can also do it. (When it comes to golf I believe it happens when I hit the ground too hard.)
    Can you give some tips on doing these “normal” life activities in a safer way so that we can help prevent this pain. As you know when we have the pain we then have to curtail our activities, which is not fun. Possibly in your case with the yard work if you worked a little slower or took breaks might have prevented it? Were there any signs while you were doing the work that had you recognized them you could have altered your work and prevented the pain?

    Thanks,
    Btw I just ordered the Golf Fitness Kit on your recommendation. I showed it to my trainer and look forward to adding to my workouts.

    • Hi Tom,
      Great observation. I didn’t know until the next day. I was definitely fatigued during and after but the strain didn’t show up until the next morning. I should have taken more breaks to let myself recover. We can all take a lesson from that whether it’s on the range or in the yard. Squatting, lunging and deadlift movements are the best training for work like this. It’s like golf though… you can practice moves all day but you have to get to that point where you can do it when it counts. Best of luck and enjoy the Golf Fitness Kit!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

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