Trunk Stabilization Program

Robert Watkins IV';

By Robert Watkins IV

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Spine Center

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and sports are one approach many people choose to get their exercise.

Up to 20% of all injuries in sports involve an injury to the lower back or neck.

The lower back is subject to a great deal of strain in many sports.

Sports that use repetitive impact like running or a twisting motion as in golf or weight loading at the end of a range-of-motion as in weightlifting commonly cause damage to the lower back.

Recent studies have shown that stretching the muscles does not prevent injury. For every sport, a thorough warm-up should be completed before starting to play.

The warm-up should consist of trunk stabilization exercises to activate the core muscles to protect the spine from injury. If the muscles are firing in proper sequence, they will prevent injury and enhance performance.

Dr. Watkins' Trunk stabilization treatment services are available here. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our goal is to treat your pain and help you get back to your life.