Posted by: jakinnan | November 16, 2012

Exercises for Pinched Nerves in Back


Physical therapy exercises are recommended to treat pinched nerves in the back, according to Medline Plus, a website of the National Institutes of Health. Strengthening your core muscles, which include your abdominal muscles and your back muscles, are important to reduce pressure on your spine. If pressure is reduced, the holes in which your spinal nerves exit will open up and allow more room for your spinal nerves to leave your spinal canal as they travel to the rest of your body.
To perform, lay on your stomach on carpet or a mat. Place your hands straight out in front of you and bend your arms at the elbows. Now make a curve in your back by lifting up your chest and thighs as high as you can off the ground. Hold with position for up to 45 seconds. Return to the starting position. Perform this exercise three times to strengthen your back muscles.


Regularly performing side bends will help reduce the symptoms of pinched nerves in the back because it will also allow the holes in which your spinal nerves exit to open up.
To perform, stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Now, lean to the right as if you are touching the side of your knee with your hand. Now, return to the starting position. Perform two to three sets of 10 to 25 repetitions two to three times per week on each side to strengthen your back muscles. You can also use a resistance band or dumbbell to increase your resistance. Be aware that performing this exercise may cause some discomfort. For example, if you have a pinched nerve on the right, leaning to the right may increase your pinched nerves symptoms that should resolve after completing the exercise. Over time, these symptoms of a pinched nerve during exercise should improve as your back muscles become stronger.

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  1. And after eating the pizza, do a bit of exercise 🙂 🙂

    • There isn’t too many things that are better than pizza and exercise. All the fun, none of the guilt!

      • I agree with you

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