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  • Writer's pictureShirley

Why Do We Get Back Pain?

Dealing with back pain can indeed be challenging due to its personalized nature, which varies between individuals. At this moment, my guess is that you or someone you know might be experiencing back pain. However, there's good news: if you Align Your Posture, you can discover relief from back pain. I am going to show you a simple exercise capable of alleviating your pain; it only asks for 5 minutes of your time. This approach doesn't involve reaching for medication; in fact, it's far from medicinal. All that's required are the floor, a chair, and the 5 minutes I already mentioned. Dedicate these brief moments as an investment, potentially leading to remarkable enhancements in your well-being.

What Is Causing Your Back Pain?

Even though two people might share the same pain, the underlying cause differs from one individual to another. For instance, is it stemming from a rotated pelvis, rounded shoulders, a flat back, or perhaps having flat feet, etc.…?

Here's an extensive list of potential posture problems of which one or more could be contributing to your discomfort:

  • Wide Stance (standing with the feet far from each other than normal)

  • Flat Feet (often know as Fallen Arches)

  • Everted Feet (feet pointing outwards)

  • Internal Femurs (knee caps pointing in)

  • External Femurs (knee cap pointing out)

  • Flattened Back (the lumbar spine no longer has the arch its designed to have)

  • Very Curved Spine (often known as Lordosis)

  • Swayback (shoulders lean back)

  • Hip Disparity (elevated on one side or twisted)

  • Shoulder Disparity (elevated or rounded)

  • Head Position (forward of the shoulders or tilted to one side)

To effectively tackle back pain, it's essential to identify its root cause. When your back is in pain, it's a signal from your body that something is wrong. You may have been medically diagnosed of having Herniated Disks, Sciatica, Stenosis, SI Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis or Degenerative Disk Disease. The diagnosis may offer some relief by understanding why you have pain, but it does not provide you with a solution out of pain nor does it uncover the underlying reason.

In Postural Therapy, we acknowledge that a common solution exists for all these issues and that is to improve joint and spinal alignment. By correcting and straightening your posture, you can effectively address the contributing factors to your back pain. It's crucial to target the root cause, which often lies in your posture since where it hurts most often is not why it hurts. Back pain sufferers may have different imbalances, but the solution remains straightforward: Align Your Posture from head to toe. Simply standing up straight won't suffice. While conventional treatments like heat, ice, braces, or medications may temporarily relieve pain, they won't address the underlying issue of misaligned posture, leading to a lack of long-term solutions and lingering pain.

While surgical procedures like spinal fusion or disk removal may offer hope for nerve pain relief, they won't correct the problem of crooked posture. Regardless of your specific back pain diagnosis, lasting relief can be found by addressing and fixing your posture. By doing so, you'll effectively combat inflammation, pinched nerves, and muscle spasms that contribute to your pain. Always remember that correcting your posture is the key aspect to achieve effective resolution of your pain.

What’s happening on the inside that is causing the pain?

Back pain happens because of the pressure the body puts on the vertebral disks. In the standing position the pressure increases in order to keep the body standing upright. While in sitting position pressure is also higher when the body leans forward. Hanging from a bar also reduced the pressure on the spine. The exercise I want to show you is called Static Back and it is only lying down on your back on the floor. Refer to the picture below with instructions on how to do the Static Back.

How does the exercise Static Back work?

In "Static Back" position when you are laying on your back with your feet propped on the chair, it puts the least amount of pressure on the lumbar spine, because in this position there is no pressure on the vertebral disks. In this exercise gravity is your friend where it gets your head, shoulders and hips to level with each other and with the legs propped up on the chair at 90° makes the lower body settle with the hips. This is how the whole body is affected.

Note: if your head does not want to settle to the floor you can always add a small pillow under your head and remove later as your body learns how to settle to the floor.

Discover the cutting-edge solution to all your musculoskeletal pains with Posture Alignment Therapy! Experience the remarkable benefits of aligned joints to effectively alleviate discomfort in your back, hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, or feet. By aligning and balancing your joints and muscles, posture therapy naturally guides your body to a straighter position, without any conscious effort to stand up straight.

Moreover, with your joints in their correct positions, your nerves have nothing to protest, enabling you to embrace a pain-free life once again. Don't wait any longer—the whole-body-approach is what Align Your Posture is about, offering a promising path to recovery and overall well-being. Get ready to experience a new level of comfort and vitality!

Align Your Posture . . . Live Pain Free!


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