Lower back pain epidemic
Lower back pain – together with obesity shares the number one spot in “popularity contest” for the most common self inflicted health problem in modern society.
What is the cause of lower back pain “epidemics”?
In most cases simple and short answer to the question is – wrong posture. Due to incorrect spine position discs suffer extra pressure that eventually can result in disc/vertebrae mechanical damage, also lower back muscles (and not only lower back) become chronically tight causing the infamous lower back pain.
The ways to cope with lower back pain
There are obvious reasons why the painful wrong posture is so common in our days. People are very inactive, spending hours and hours sitting in horrible postural positions in front of computers, watching television or driving in jammed rush hour traffic. Absence or lack of physical activity result in muscle atrophy including the so important core muscles which are meant to guard spine like a natural weight lifting belt. Core muscles help to stay within the correct posture without feeling uncomfortable. When those muscles are weak there’s nothing holding/supporting spine and it just can’t stay in the correct form. Core strengthening training is essential to prevent or get rid of lower back pain.
Tight lower back muscles simply have to be relaxed to make the pain disappear. That can be achieved through stretching or/and massaging them. Although, it has to be said that working on relaxing erector spinae (not swearing, just the name for lower back muscles in latin) is coping with the consequence and not the reason. The reason for the tightness is wrong posture so if that is not dealt with – the pain will say “hallo” pretty soon after you say “good by” to a masseur.
Ultimately, the posture must be taken care of, hence core muscles have to be strengthened and obesity won’t have to share its popularity with lower back pain no more.
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