If you have been suffering from chronic lower back pain, you would feel weak, unsupported and unbalanced. What leads to chronic back pain is a lack of synergy with all of your muscles, especially the ones designed to support your back when you move and lift objects. As your back pain sets in, you brace yourself further to compensate for the weakness, however now more so to prevent pain when moving and lifting. The pattern worsens, certain muscles take over and become more dominant in a bid to protect the lower back, whilst other muscles integral to the support of the lower back become weak and atrophied.
Chronic back pain is more than just weakness to the lower back muscles. Many long term sufferers feel weak and attempt to strengthen their back only to make their lower back pain symptoms even worse.
The key to strengthening your back is to strengthen the muscles that support your back through functional compound movements. The key is to maintain correct and fluent movement throughout the exercise and to keep rep ranges low to avoid fatigue to an already weakened posture. Most people lack the patience to stick with a dedicated program to restore postural symmetry to their body. They either start too heavy and pull up sore and cease the program or they expect instant relief from their pain and give up a few short weeks into the program.
The key to strengthening your back is consistency and slow steady incremental increase to the resistance. Stay consistent, maintain fluid movement, keep increasing the resistance as the exercise becomes easier and the results will come.
Functional movements are difficult to master, so if you are going to attempt them by yourself then you are going to have to be patient. There is terrific self help available on the internet, with fitness instructors showing you how to master functional movements. If you have the resources available seek out a competent and experienced strength and conditioning coach to take you from A to B.
If you are suffering from chronic back pain, strengthening your back and the muscles that support your back is hands down the most effective way to end your back pain and ensure it never returns. You may also contact our back massage clinic in RIchmond.
Some people suffering from chronic back pain are so tight and restricted through their hips and lower back region that no matter how much practice they are not able to get their body into the positions required to carry out functional movements. If you fall under this category, do not give up hoe of permanently ending your back pain, you just need to be more resourceful. You will need to combine deep tissue therapy to your hips and lower back with functional movements. The most effective way is to go for a deep tissue treatment to open your hips and lower back, then attempt functional movements in the proceeding days when the tenderness has worn off, however whilst the freedom of movement from the therapy is still present.