LOW & LOWER BACK PAIN
Written by: Akhilesh Dev | Posted: September 4, 2019 at 4:50 am | Total Comments: 1
Lower back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the world. It is a leading reason why people visit a doctor and affects upwards of 80% of adults at some point in their lives.
Is Lower Back Pain Preventable?
While you can’t prevent accidental injury, stop aging or change your genetic makeup, lifestyle changes can help manage and prevent Massage for lower back pain.
– Improve your physical fitness; strong core muscles help support the lower back
– Lose weight; even carrying an extra 10 pounds contributes to lower back pain
– Use proper posture and body mechanics
– Choose the best backpack for your body and needs
– Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, stay active
Wondering Why Your Lower Back Hurts?
How is it usually? You wake up in the morning, you feel fit, full of willpower, and you feel that nothing can stop you today. Then you do a completely ordinary movement – you pick up your bag from the ground, you lean forward while brushing your teeth, you get in the car…-, there is a stabbing pain, and your world-changing plans are over. You may be one of the “luckier” ones, and you don`t have to deal with this kind of problems, and as THE MAN defeat everyday tasks without difficulty.
Okay, perhaps to lean down to tie your shoes is a little bit harder. But no problem, you buy a long shoehorn or put your feet up on the shoe cabinet. Later, you may sit down, for this not-so-easy task, at last, you combine the two, so you can put on your shoes. You move a little harder, but you admit you’re not a kid anymore.
Do you believe me when I say: With a little care, you could forget that shoehorn for a long time?
Standing on two feet puts extra strain on our spine, moreover, our modern lifestyle plays an important role in the development of low back pain.
What do you think, what is the posture in which you spend many hours a day? Indeed, the sitting. You sit with your morning coffee, while traveling to work, at your workplace, while eating, in the evening in front of the TV, during conversations with your friends, while browsing the Internet and the list goes on…
What does it all have to do with low back pain? Very much.
The long sitting loads 5x more times on the lower spine, than standing or walking. You wouldn’t think so, but this posture puts your muscles under stress. This position leads to overloading of the deep muscle group located in the lumbar region, which causes its tightness and pain. This muscle provides not only waist movement but also stability. Constant tension in the paravertebral (near the spine) muscle reduces its blood supply, this results in weakening of the stabilizing muscles that support the spine. Tense muscles can push the nerves that exit the spine, this can cause numbness or discomfort in the distal points of the same segment or in the limbs. In case of numbness of the foot, it may be easy to find the root of cause in the lumbar spine. Due to the long sitting, the hip flexor (iliopsoas) is shortened. Tilting the pelvis in this direction will worsen the static of the entire spine.
Because your body functions as a unit, if there is unbalance somewhere, it will negatively affect your entire system. Lumbar lordosis and dorsal kyphosis become stronger and the head falls forward and your body takes a bad stance.
A constantly worsening process begins:
Due to improper posture and increased load, the forces affecting the groin are beyond physiological levels, at first stiffness and pain occurs, later on, it can get worse and lead to spinal disease or even disc herniation.
You don’t have to feel ” too old.”
It is important to take seriously the signals of your body! Don’t just start to deal with yourself, when the pain causes a deterioration in quality of life!
With regular massage and trigger point therapy, we can loosen up the stiff muscles, and with exercises and proper stretches alleviate the harmful effects of the sitting. 1-2 hours a week, for lasting “youth”… I think it’s worth it.Book An Appointment