Mel Collie | Low Back Pain?
Have you ever had an MRI scan and been told by your GP that theres absolutely nothing wrong with your lower back, even though it hurts and has been nagging your for ever and affects your lifestyle, your energy and mood, but your MRI says that you are mistaken and your GP says its all in your head.
Something like that can make you feel stupid, doubt yourself and depressed
Many of us weren’t taught anatomy in school, I certainly was, or I was off school that day..or maybe my 51 year old brain just doesn’t remember that far back..
I think I will go for the latter!
Turns out that your little discs between the bones in your spine have to be very far out of place in order to touch a nerve, so if you are worried about disc bulges, they aren’t that common
If the words on your MRI report say they have found nothing wrong, then your discs are doing just fine, if you are over 50 like me then your spine will have some wear and tear, its normal.
You’ve also got muscles attached to your spine, surprised?
Many of us stretch our hamstrings or quads, those muscles on the back and front of your thigh..
But we are surprised when our lower back hurts because we don’t move as the body was designed to move.
Its just the way of the modern world
The most powerful muscle of the body is the one we sit on.
The glutes, you have 2 other them
You also have 2 muscles either side of the lower back that are a common issue in lower back pain, because we don’t do a lot of side bending, these muscles get tight…or weak..one might be tight, the other may be ok, until you have an assessment, you will just be guessing.
If ones weak, it could still be painful if ones tight it can mean its doing double the work, its what is known as facilitated, it could be working for other muscles that are nearby that have stopped doing their job, because of sitting, injury, surgery…or just because…you may never know why, its fixing it that you want, a result.
I’m opening up my new therapy centre in Portreath, Cornwall, using Neuro Kinetic Therapy, from May 6th, specialising in assessing core strength and stability and lower back pain treatments.
Heres where Ive added some available dates for assessments with a discounted opening offer for all clients.
NKT Level 1 & Pilates Instructor