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Stability Fitness Ball Workouts

The exercise ball (or Swiss ball or physio ball) is a versatile piece of exercise equipment available to help people with back pain. In particular, many Swiss ball exercises are designed to bring movement to the spine in a controlled manner to help keep the discs nourished. Moving the vertebrae helps nourish the discs in the spine by increasing blood flow around the disc and by causing the water to flow in and out of the disc.
For all forms of exercise, it is advisable to see an appropriately trained and licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, exercise physiologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also called a physiatrist). Depending on the specific diagnosis and level of pain, the exercises with the ball will be very different, and appropriately trained spine specialists (e.g. certified in exercise ball technique) play a critical role in both developing the right exercise program and providing instruction on correct form and technique. Additionally, the local gym or fitness center is often a good place to find an individual certified in exercise ball technique.