Recap: The causes of low back pain
If you’re a low back pain sufferer, I’m sure you’re well aware by now about the lack of consensus on what truly causes your pain.
I wish I had a simple, easy answer for you, but I don’t. In fact, most medical professionals, physical therapists included, just don’t know. And the reasons for this are many.
We, as humans, are extremely complex beings and pain is one of our most complex experiences.
That being said, here’s a recap of what I believe to be the 3 major causes of low back pain. When fixed, this is where you’ll find your low back pain relief:
1. Lack of knowledge: This includes not knowing what movements, postures or positions put body tissues at increased risk of trauma or injury.
2. Motor control issues: This includes issues related to posture, muscle imbalances, mobility and movement patterning.
3. De-conditioning: This includes issues related to being unable to tolerate physical activity or physical stressors.
No matter what the source of the pain, the cause of the pain will almost always fall into the above three categories.
Over the next few posts, I’ll go through a disc-bulge related low back case study and work through the above steps.
Yours in back pain relief.