Lower back pain is a condition that effect many people and there are different type that can effect you in different ways. The lower back is the area above your hips and below your ribs, it has many muscles, bones and joints (I liken it to a junction). If these bones, joints and muscles are not balanced well you can experience pain but that doesn't mean pain = problem.
Pain means your body has had enough!! The problem occurred way before the pain. You can say lower back pain is the straw that broke the camels back, if you what the video I'll explain this in more detail. It can also happen in different ways, which will give you a different type of lower back pain. The 3 common types of lower back pain I come across are:
- Back spasms
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
These 3 types of lower back pain are different from each other but can have a similar process that causes them, "the straw that broke the camels back". In order to reverse this you have to start using your lower back correctly and the rest of your body. I aim to teach this is my 12-week programmes for back spasms and disc herniation, you can download them by clicking on the links. They're easy to follow, no equipment and all the exercise and stretches are supported by instructional videos and booklets.
Using exercise and stretching you can change the health of your back, they allow your joints and muscles to be supple and more freely moving. As you work through the programmes you'll start to notice aches and pains becoming less and less, which shows you're muscles and joints are starting to respond to the exercise and stretches.
A real life example might be when you sit at your desk or in your car for a long time. Doing this normally gives you lower back pain but as you follow the exercises and stretches it will reduce because your joints and muscles are more supple.