Build a Strong Core to Prevent Back Pain

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Hi I'm Dr. Wright, did you know that the key to a healthy back is your front? The muscles of the lower back are actually smaller than the muscles of the abdomen and the sides. The large rectus muscles in the front and the oblique muscles on your sides also known as your core, make up the center of your body and the starting point of all movement.

By focusing on building a your core, you can stabilize your back and pelvis to prevent back pain. Core strength is also vital for all sports from running, to tennis, and golf. If you're a golfer for example, think how far you could drive the ball if you strengthened your core muscles. No matter what your sport, pay more attention to building your core and you'll improve performance and give your back a break.

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