I did a blog post on this topic a few months ago. However, I just can’t help myself as it’s such a hidden common cause of back pain for so many people so we decided to do a video showing self-care tips and stretches.
A little about back pain
Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Pain can begin abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Sedentary lifestyles also can set the stage for low back pain, especially when a weekday routine of getting too little exercise is punctuated by a strenuous weekend workout. *
Fitness level: Back pain is more common among people who are not physically fit. Weak back and abdominal muscles may not properly support the spine. “Weekend warriors”—people who go out and exercise a lot after being inactive all week—are more likely to suffer painful back injuries than people who make moderate physical activity a daily habit. Studies show that low-impact aerobic exercise is beneficial for the maintaining the integrity of intervertebral discs.*
Sometimes a video serves as a better visual to understand the cause of pain and how to fix it via a massage therapist, stretches, or self-massage.
Mae Jensen is Energy Fitness’ certified massage therapist. When I mention Mae’s name around our personal training clients, this is what I hear them say “I love me some Mae, she’s just so great!”
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Here’s a link to my previous blog post Called “Set your psoas free to regain your swagger.”
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* Paragraph Source: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet