Do you know the most common cause of pain in your low back? Pain in your lower back is almost always caused by muscles.
Here’s what muscles do:
Muscles move bones, joints and disks in your spine. They cannot move unless muscles move them.
Muscles are the prime movers of your body! You can only move because you have muscles.
But sometimes your muscles get out of balance–that means they are too strong on one side of your body and too weak on the other side.
That’s a problem. It causes back pain as well as head and neck pain.
Well, it’s not their fault. They wouldn’t be unhappy and complaining if we did everything perfectly in all of our movements.
But we don’t. 🙁 But we can change. 🙂 Here’s how:
We can add movements that balance our muscles better. We can use ALL of our muscles instead of the same old ones over and over. That causes low back pain. But using All of your muscles will help get rid of back pain naturally.
Did you know we have hundreds of muscles in our bodies? Yet most of us get stuck using the same 70 or so over and over. This is what creates muscle imbalance.
Here are two common scenarios:
- The muscles in the front of your body are stronger than the back muscles. That can give you too much curve in your lower back.
- The muscles in your back are stronger or tighter than in the front. That can pull the curve out of your lower back. You will not have enough of a hollow behind your waist.
Either of those situations will cause pain in your low back (and your neck and head.)
There is a really interesting program at http://BackPainFreedom.com. (<– click here) You might not be interested in the program, and that’s okay, but please do go there because I want you to see something.
Scroll down after you click that link and you will see good pictures that show exactly what I am talking about. They will show how muscles affect the curve in your lower back and how that causes pain.
And if you keep scrolling down you will discover why sometimes exercises for low back pain just don’t work. (Because they are not the ones your body needs!) The causes of low back pain vary from person to person. That means the movements for you to do to feel better will also vary.
One size does NOT fit all when it comes to getting rid of your low back pain naturally.