Is your core weak or do you have a vertebral misalignment? It may be both.
At ACT Wellness Center in Woodbridge, VA, we find that the majority of our
patients with back pain lack core stability. A weak core can increase the
risk of disc bulges and nerve damage. If the disc loses its natural shape,
this can distort the alignment of the lumbar spine, leading to vertebral
subluxations. The source of this type of back pain can come from the
irritated disc material and commonly comes from indirect pressure on the
Any weakness in the core can also indicate muscle imbalance or a poorly
conditioned core. For example, doing too many military style sit-ups the
wrong way; the US military advisers actually say that sit-ups are bad for
you. There are better ways to strengthen your core.
Some core-building exercises include:
- Bird Dog
- Glute Bridge Single-Leg Progression
- Pelvic Tilt/Glute Bridge
- Side Plank
- Tabletop Leg Press
- Dead Bug
- Cat Stretches
- Reverse/Forward Lunge
* Please note: it is important to remember that if any of these exercises
increase pain, numbness, or weakness, you should immediately stop doing them
and speak to your chiropractor.
Dr. Caratozzolo is a Chiropractic Sports Physician and Certified
Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. He teaches and demonstrates the safest
core strengthening methods to his patients. Our patients are taught numerous
core exercises that can be done in the comfort of their own home with little
to no equipment needed. These core exercises can help with balance,
function, stability, and limit the chances of getting seriously injured. In
doing so, retraining the core muscle groups, steadily build the core,
relieve back pain, and ultimately prevent future back pain.
Dr. C's patients feel confident they are doing things the right way. His
patients have voted him as best chiropractor in Prince William County for 10
We are happy to address any concerns or answer any questions you have! ACT
Wellness Center is located at 14111 Minnieville Rd. in Woodbridge, VA 22193.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit
actwellness.com or call the office at 703-491-9355.