How to Do McKenzie Positions at Home | Back Pain Relief

How to Do McKenzie Positions at Home | Back Pain Relief


A lot of time times in physical therapy clinics
the patients are coming in with severe or moderate lower back discomfort. And it’s to
the point where exercises are not appropriate or indicated until they can calm down some
of the muscle spasms and some of the chemical receptors that are all fired up in the back. So, rather than provide exercises on that
first visit sometimes what’s better is to just put them in the proper positions to allow
the tissue to heal. And one of the classic ones is to have the
patient lie on their stomach while propping up on their elbows which is called prone on
elbows. So, basically it’s not an exercise, per se. But, just by lying on your your stomach
and lying up on your elbows sustained you will allow the tissue to, sort of, heal in
this position. It’s a neutral position. The lordosis of the
lumbar spine is maintained. So, you’re going to have some better healing in this position.
Take some of the pressure off the disks. The key with with this position or exercise
is to do it for about five to ten minutes and then get up and resume your life. And
then maybe do it a second or a third time later in the day or at home later that night
to continue this, sort of, recovery process. Once they’ve accomplished this goal maybe
by the next day they’re moving on to more of a stretching program. This also a very good position for putting
an ice pack on your back if you need an ice pack. And often called the magazine position
because patients can just grab a magazine and read for about ten minutes. And then basically
get up as they’re supposed to. People do it at the beach often for instance.
They lie on their stomach. But it’s called the prone on elbows. McKenzie’s position of
choice for acute or moderate back pain.

11 comments on “How to Do McKenzie Positions at Home | Back Pain Relief

  1. lilyspeaker Post author

    When All of a Sudden, i woke up one morning and could not even stand straight everybody was telling that i would either have to go on a surgery -with doubtful results- or live the rest of my life with pediatric discomfort.
    For Months i could not walk or even just stand straight !!! i was in bed all the time trying to straighten my spyne.
    When I read the McKenzie Book, my Life started Again !!! So Simple Exersices,So Painful At First and So Effective At The End of The Day…!!!

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  2. lilyspeaker Post author

    Well that is true for the beginning…What i have experienced is that At First the Relief was there for a few minutes.Then for a few hours. When i incuded it in my everyday routine its impact started to have duration for days.. Now, several months later,after 1 month of constant/perpetual/everyday practicing the McKenzie Method, I stopped my exersises only to find out that all this Workout, helped me go through 2 WHOLE MONTHS without a Single Exercise ,Without Any Problem..! Off Course now I

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  3. lilyspeaker Post author

    Well that is true for the beginning…What i have experienced is that At First the Relief was there for a few minutes.Then for a few hours. When i incuded it in my everyday routine its impact started to have duration for days.. Now, several months later,after 1 month of constant/perpetual/everyday practicing the McKenzie Method, I stopped my exersises only to find out that all this Workout, helped me go through 2 WHOLE MONTHS without a Single Exercise ,Without Any Problem..!

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  4. lilyspeaker Post author

    Off Course,I have to Admit that Now 2 Months Without Any Workout I started to feel the Inconvenience Again! This is Why,I Started The McKenzie Method Again,But Now With More Faith and Trust in it Than Before… This is my personal experience,and i am not a doctor or a physician by any means,but i experienced a Great Change in my Life after this Method-even though it seems too Simple to even have any Advantage…
    At the end of the day,i believe that Any Kind of Exersice in Generall will Help …

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  5. Eric Sampson Post author

    Well, sort of. But if the symptoms are truly coming from a disc prolapse and not just a muscle strain then usually specific positions and exercises will help, while many others can harm the condition. So be careful

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  6. Glen Schneer Post author

    Eric, how are you? So happy to see you in this video and miss your great advice on my back issues over the years. Anyone that is watching this video all I can say is that Eric is the man to go to to solve your back pain.

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