Lower back pain usually doesn’t start in the lower back. In fact, 9 times out of 10, pain isn’t happening where you’re experiencing the symptoms. Back pain happens not because there is is dysfunction in the spine but because there is dysfunction in one of the support systems for the spine, particularly the ankles, knees and hips.
This video explains the biggest mistake people make when trying to get lower back pain relief (or hip or knee pain, for that matter).
It also gives you strategies for getting rid of back pain that go beyond temporary fixes. Watch the video to see what I’m talking about.
So, to recap, lasting lower back pain relief comes from looking beyond your back. Create a solid foundation for your spine and your lower back pain will disappear, never to return. To do this, focus on ankle, knee and hip strengthening exercises that also build flexibility and work the full range of motion of the joint. This means getting off those machines! Do free weights and bodyweight exercises to strengthen your joints and get lower back pain relief that really lasts.
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