The key to lumbar stabilization is achieving a "neutral spine" position. The neutral spine position is that which is the least painful but most sound posture for your lower back.
When your spine is in a neutral position:
- The discs and vertebrae are able to absorb shocks and other forces acting on the spine in an optimal way.
- There is less tension on the ligaments and joints of your spine.
- Your posture is centered.
Lumbar stabilization helps you:
- Better control the movements affecting your spine
- Heal muscle strains, sprains, and damaged ligaments
- Know how to avoid future injuries
- Reduce pain in your lower back