Managing spine pain involves staying informed and being mindful of things like posture. Getting detailed tips on exercises and stretches and tracking your results can also be beneficial. Fortunately, there are apps that can help with all of this–and maybe even a bit more–as you put together a pain management plan specific to your needs.
1. Stretch Away
This all-in-one app gives you the option to view quick relief tips to minimize your spine pain while also offering some common causes of LBP and related hip pain. It also helps you learn proper stretching techniques while also reminding you to check mobility first.
If you need exercise suggestions based on your fitness level, this app comes in handy. It presents a step-by-step guide showing how to safely perform various stretches and strengthening exercises.
Get an instant analysis of your back pain by responding to the questions asked by this app. You’ll then receive exercise recommendations to help manage your spine pain.
4. PostureScreen Mobile
This app provides a point-by-point assessment of your posture from various angles. The results can be sent directly to your doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist to help fine-tune your treatment plan.
5. Clinical Pattern Recognition – Low Back Pain
While this app comes with a hefty price, almost $20, it has an assortment of useful features. It identifies pain patterns, recommends therapeutic exercises, and suggests possible conditions that may be causing your discomfort.
6. Healthy Backs: Deep Flow Yoga
Yoga can be a great way to relieve back pain, but remembering all the positions and how to do them properly can be a challenge. This app presents a step-by-step guide that includes visual demonstrations to ensure that you’re doing everything correctly.
7. SimplyHealth Back Care
This free app can be used to gauge your pain while also helping you to understand it with easy-to-interpret graphics. You can also view exercise videos and search for spine specialists in the Los Angeles area.
Gain instant access to 60 exercises and stretches you can do to keep your pain in check with this app. It also includes demonstration videos.
To learn more about managing chronic back pain, turn to Dr. Hyun Bae of The Spine Institute Center for Spinal Restoration. Dr. Bae and his professional team of diagnosticians and spine specialists can diagnose the source of your pain and identify possible treatment options to help you find lasting relief. To schedule an in-person consultation, call (310) 828-7757 today.