In order to have a healthy back, hip mobility is necessary. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at least once in their life. The grand majority of patients we see suffering with back pain have 3 common problems:
1. Weak core and gluteal muscles
2. Poor hip flexibility
3. Poor posture
The hips joints end up with reduced movement as a result of prolonged sitting. The ligaments that surround them for support tighten and eventually pull on your pelvis when you are up and walking. The pelvis then transfers that pull to the spine attached above. The muscles and joints in your back end up overworked, strained and in pain as a result of improper posture.
Did you ever hear the saying, if you don’t use it, you lose it? Well, over time, your muscles will shorten on one side and weaken on the other, and pretty soon that vicious cycle will only worsen or prolong your pain. So keep your hips flexible by stretching your hamstrings, hip flexors and gluteals.
Although your back may be in pain, that may not be the source of your problem. Call Fluid Physio today at 609-436-0366 to discover the root of your problem, relieve it fast and learn how to keep your body healty!