Every second person on this planet will suffer from low back pain, slipped disc, or sciatica at least once in their lives because of the vertical posture we adapted as we evolved from primates to so-called humans. The good news is that not everyone will need surgery if they suffer from low back pain, slipped disc, or sciatica.
Walking, kination, or movement is the most simple and inexpensive form of exercise that has been available to us but that, understandably, we often fail to recognise; thus, at the AXIS \’ASK\’ programme, we focus on mobility and movement primarily tohelp you regain your confidence and avoid low back pain in a graded and staged manner.
Let us look at the data and research. In a study in Korea in 2017 of a cross sectional study that they did, sciatica and slipped disc pain actually flare up or increase in a population that is more sedentary.
Similarly, sedentary people with low back pain were encouraged to walk, and two basic low back exercise programmes for core conditioning and toning were added to their routine. After 8 to 10 weeks, the group showed improved abdominal muscle endurance and low back pain and low back pain scoring and helped them reduce the sciatica symptoms (clinic rehab karlz 2013).
How it works?
Walking is a time-tested form of exercise, and walking at any pace for 30 to 45 minutes usually activates all of the core group of muscles both around your tummy and in your back, which helps stabilize the spine, increase blood flow to your muscles and oxygenation, and reduce the inflammatory markers in your slipped disc, resulting in less sciatica and low back pain.
How to plan your work?
We at AXIS "ASK" programme slowly introduce you to a routine, if you are not used to walking, we start with 10 minutes of simple leisure walking and gradually increase your time and speed as your body becomes more comfortable, and we add various exercises while you walk to activate your body more and make it less monotonous.
We emphasize good walking posture, a neutral spine, engaged core muscles, and less leaning in any direction at Axis.
Yes, walking helps to keep your pains at bay, but if you are still in severe pain, we can help you get back to activity and routine life with minimally invasive endoscopic spine interventions and regenerative procedures.
The doctors at AXIS are well trained into spine and joint surgeries and regenerative therapies and have developed state of art ASK AND ACT programs for your joint and spine protection.