Though the back pain may usually go away in 4 to 6 weeks, the deep stabilizing muscles along the spinal vertebrae remains impaired. Clinical research has shown that after back pain, these deep muscles are not activated as much as they should be and the activity of the superficial muscles is often increased. This diminishes the stability between the vertebrae and predisposes re-injury of the back.

Core Stabilization involves activating the deep lumbar and abdominal muscles. These exercises are taught progressively as back pain improves. With better core stability, recurrence of back pain is reduced.

Exercises with the use of Realtime Ultrasound and Achievo Core Stability trainer followed by mat and ball exercises, assist the effective activation of these muscles.

Please see our SCORES brochure for more information on this.