Here’s an article I wrote for the general pop to hand out locally:
Low Back Pain: 4 Forgotten Tips
Back pain sucks. And it shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you love. Researchers from the University of Waterloo have found that the mechanism for disc herniation is highly repetitive flexion and extension motions of the spine. Imagine your spine as a metal coat hanger: a couple of bends back and forth may be ok, but if it continues it will ultimately lead to failure!
Indeed, not being able to stabilize effectively through the core muscles and maintain a neutral position will place excessive repetitive stress on your spine and cause low back issues.
Here are 4 things to consider when managing back pain…
==>> Keep reading: Low Back Pain – 4 forgotten tips.pdf
Callaghan, J., McGill, S.M. (2001). Intervertebral disc herniation: studies on a porcine spine exposed to highly repetitive ﬂexion/extension motion with compressive force. Clinical Biomechanics16,28–37.
McGill, Stuart. (2009). Ultimate Back Fitness & Performance. (4th Edition). Waterloo, Canada. Backfitpro Inc..