Mankind may have learned to walk upright millions of years ago — but apparently, our spines were late to get the memo! Today, medical studies list lower back pain as the world’s leading cause of mild to crippling disability.
There are hundreds of conditions that can lead to lower back pain. Some, like accident trauma or injury due to sports or excessive activity, may cause discomfort that can only be effectively treated through medical intervention. But for many, mild to severe lower back pain may be associated with lifestyle and movement practices that yield weakened core muscles and poor pelvic health. Culprits can include repeated sitting for extended periods (i.e. a desk job), improper or unbalanced lifting and carrying of objects, and also “movement distortion”—often the result of carrying around excess body weight in the front or tummy area.