When we talk about “the core” of the body, we are typically referencing the musculature around the abdomen and low back. These muscles consist of the abdominal muscles (rectus abdomini, internal obliques, external obliques, and transversi) and the muscles...I was asked to write this article by one of my patients. She actually asked me write about chiropractic vs. physical therapy but I feel like there isn’t really a competition. They are different even if the end goal of improving one’s health is the same....It is quite the conundrum when you are trying to strengthen your core to decrease your risk of low back injury and you find that you have hurt your low back. This crunch, when done correctly, is very safe and very effective!