core stability chiropractic

Muscles that Matter Most for Core Stability

Why is core stability important

Your core is the foundation of musculoskeletal wellness. Most movements you undertake on a daily basis originate in the core, or at least utilize it in some manner. The core forms a link between the upper and lower body and weakness in this crucial center link underpins a lot of musculoskeletal dysfunction that can lead to immobility, pain and degeneration, especially in the spine. The spine can be used to stabilize the spine and transfer forces across the body from the smallest acts such as bending over to tie your shoes to bigger acts such as the heavy lifting involved in construction work. Let’s take a closer look at one of the most important muscles of the core and how paying attention to it can prevent back pain. 

The transversus abdominis is one of the most important muscles for core stability

The transversus abdominis is the innermost of the four abdominal muscles and its location makes it key for spinal stability. It acts like a girdle, wrapping horizontally from the back to the front on each side of the body; and the two sides are connected by a fascial sheet allowing them to function as one solid muscle. It is thought that weakness and dysfunction in the transversus abdominis is an indicative component of lower back pain and thus, maintaining its strength is a key way to manage lower back pain. 

Core stability as part of a holistic healthcare plan for your spine at Holmes Chiropractic

There is a reason why most exercise regimes for treating back pain begin with the core. At Holmes Chiropractic, we can show you how to unlock the power of your core when it comes to beating back pain. If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic and core health, and how it can benefit you, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.