Hey y’all!! Sorry I’ve been gone so long!
I’ve been working on a project that required my full attention (stay tuned!!)... But I’m back now!
And to celebrate, I thought we should talk a little about... the back!
The back gets a real bum wrap.
Over worked, un- supported, under appreciated...
Then we say it’s BAD when it goes out!
So not fair!! Cause when it comes to back pain, it’s rarely the back’s fault... Lower back pain is the single most common disability in the US, and on the rise globally for one single reason: we sit way too much.
Sitting down causes 2 things to happen:
1. The deep muscles of the “core” - the trunk stabilizers - disengage and quickly become weak. This means the back has to work extra hard to move AND stabilize the trunk. Eventually the back will spasm (“go out”), usually when bending or reaching.
2. The muscles on the front of the hip - the hip flexors - are a pain in the back too! These muscles connect the lower spine to your thigh (femur), and it also struggles when the core is weak. Sometimes while sitting the muscle locks up. When we go to stand we get stuck hunched over - that muscle pulls on the lower vertebra causing pain in the lower back.
Together these two conditions account for the majority of lower back pain, even though the primary problem is NOT the back!
Maintaining a strong core and sitting as little as possible is honestly the best treatment.
There are no quick fixes!
Start with stability then see how you feel.
I hope this is helpful y’all!
Always with love, Dr.Corinne
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