Low back pain is one of the most frequent issues that people experience – research suggests that 80% of people will experience back pain at one time or another. The trouble is that once you’ve started to have back problems, they very often become recurrent. Proper back pain treatment starts with learning the real causes.
You see, the lower back isn’t really designed to twist, but it’s positioned between two areas that twist all the time – your pelvis and your ribcage. And if one of those areas stiffens up, then your lower back is often forced to take up the slack. Over time, you’ll start to put pressure through your back in places that aren’t designed for it, and eventually you notice pain, stiffness and muscle spasm – and over time, that can develop into an inflamed facet joint or a prolapsed disc. And lockdown hasn’t helped – most people are moving less, and sitting poorly, missing their ergonomic workstations. Static postures are bad for spines, as they’re really built for movement.