Non-specific back pain in 2018
We all know the statistics by now, 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime.
For many people chronic back pain is crippling. It goes over into all aspects of life and interrupts normal work, family, and social activities.
Most importantly is that often the precise cause of that pain is uncertain.
This is often the case with low back pain – with the term “non-specific” bein frequently used to describe the pain that we can’t pinpoint the cause of.
The main reasons for back pain differ from person to person, whether is because of poor posture over long periods of time, family history, genetics or just not taking proper care of your body.
Having said that I did see some positive results though, when ergonomic changes were made to office set-ups or when someone used a lumbar roll to change lower back posture in sitting.
Now considering that over 90% of all the back pain is labeled as non-specific because a very precise diagnosis is not possible, I think the best way to go about it is prevention rather than cure.
There are plenty of exercises that strengthen your core muscles and back muscles, some can be done at home and some at the gym or in a park.
I’m not actually saying it prevents back pain in people that might have a genetic predisposition to it, but it sure does help with mobility and strength.
It’s hard to argue with the fact that being even a little fit and eating healthy is helping with circulation and overall body health.
Here are some basic core exercises that you can do anywhere and you might find helpful:
- Basic Plank
- Side Plank
- Hollow body hold
- Prone Cobra
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