What’s the most common cause of lower back pain?  Well, there are actually TWO common causes.

Cause #1:  Collapsed or slouching posture.  We are supposed to have a nice, easy curve behind your waist that goes toward your tummy.  When we collapse forward, we lose that nice curve.

Cause #2.  Too much curve in the lower back.  That happens when the muscles along the spine get ‘too tight’ and create too much curve toward the tummy.

Because I have a tendency to collapse forward, I believe that is the most common cause of lower back pain.  Other therapists who have too much curve in their lower backs at the waist believe that is the most common dysfunction.

Regardless of the cause of your lower back pain, you can help your muscles to normalize and get back to where they should be.

Massage, stretches and strengthening exercises or movements can help.  We always want to have a strong back and good posture.  When we do, we can be pain free.

Many people just don’t realize that posture is a major cause of low back pain.

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