Good Back

Millions of us suffer from back pain. In fact, the complaint Deidre hears most often in her physical therapy practice is: "My lower back hurts!" Why? As a people we sit more than we do just about anything else. We slouch in our car to and from work. Most of us sit in an office chair for eight or more hours a day (usually in front of a computer that isn't designed with the human anatomy in mind). Then we slouch on the couch at home for hours in front of the tube. We are, after all, a people who will wait in line at the drive-through window even when there's no one waiting inside.) No wonder our backs ache—we're assaulting them with poor posture which weakens our muscles by putting them in an habitually stretched position.

In Chapter 31, "Tots and Teens," we'll give you some help if your back is aching. In the meantime, while it won't help Deidre's business any, know this: Done properly, strengthening the muscles in your lower back and abdominal region, coupled with a good stretching regimen, will turn all but the most persistent lower back pain into a thing of the past. The key is maintaining good technique and knowing which exercises to do and when to do them.

Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Relief

This informational eBook will present you with the most recent research and findings available so that you can learn more about Back Pain relief, covering as many bases as possible from A to Z.

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