Chances are you currently have back pain, had back pain in the past or will experience back pain in the future. Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal disorder in the world. It is a major source of disability, productivity loss and a frequent reason for medical consultations.
One major area I like to assess in my patients is hip mobility when looking at low back pain. Chances are you work a desk job where you sit for 8 hours a day, if you're lucky you go to the gym for one hour and move, and then you spend most of your evening sitting on the couch and preparing to do it all again tomorrow. What does this mean for your hips? They're likely tight.
Because everything in the human body is connected like a chain link fence, when one area is out of wack, something upstream or down stream will eventually feel the effects. When your hips/pelvis is tight this doesn't allow your lower body to move like it is built to and then in turn puts more stress on the lumbar spine. When your hips are tight, your lumbar spine is having to make up for that loss of motion. When your lumbar spine is having to work overtime, this is where an injury may occur.
So what should you do about it? Daily hip stretching and mobility exercises.
Here is a lower body mobility routine for you to try
If you have been struggling with pain on and off for a long time and would finally like to invest in your health and wellness, please reach out for a consultation.