This is becoming a common problem amidst the Covid19 pandemic. We are seeing more patients coming into the clinic experiencing back pain from their at home work station. Many, unfortunately, do not have their set up with the correct ergonomics. Mix this with poor posture and lack of stability in the surrounding muscles and it can create pain throughout the spine. The majority of pain comes in the cervical (upper) or lumbar (lower) part of the spine. It makes it difficult to get through an entire work day, let alone complete your daily activities such as working out, caring for you kids, mowing the lawn, etc. What are the next steps if working from home is in the foreseeable future? Is there a way to get rid of the back pain and come up with a good setup that prevents it from returning?
Hamstring Tightness: Is it the cause of your back pain?
Many of our patients come into the clinic with the complaint that they ALWAYS have tight hamstrings. It seems like no matter how much they stretch or foam roll, it never seems to make a difference. They attribute their tight hamstrings to their back stiffness and pain. Could it be that even though you have “tight” hamstrings, there might be another reason for your back pain. The key to determine the back pain is figure out why the hamstrings are constantly tight in the first place. There is actually a reason why our body (hamstrings) tighten up which can add more force on to the back and surrounding muscle groups.
How to fix back pain is one of the most common things we get asked about. Back pain is one of the most common injuries we treat. Over 80% of the population will suffer with back pain in their lives. Most of us just push through pain, rely on medication, or put our trust in Youtube to fix the issue. The truth is, there are many things that can cause back pain, however, there are things you can do at home to help ease your lower back pain (or middle back pain or upper back pain as well). Many people ask us which exercise for lower back pain should I do? Or what exercises for lower back pain will help? When considering back pain exercises the trick can be finding the right ones that not only work for you, but also that you can do without causing further damage. If you are searching for lower back pain relief (or upper or middle back) this post will go over the best exercises to help decrease/prevent your issues and allow you to continue the activities you love without hesitation.
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