The most underrated and often under-active muscle group in our body is the Gluteal Muscles. The Gluteus Maximus and Gluteus Medius are two of the most important muscles when it comes to low back health. They are directly below our lower back after all and work to stabilize and support hip and back movement, but not so effectively when weak and under-active.
There is an exceedingly high chance that you or someone you know is suffering or has suffered from lower back pain, especially here in New York City. How high is that chance? A full 80%. But did you know that there are some simple exercises that can help you prevent and get rid of low back pain? Exercises that don't require a gym, a lot of space, very little time, are appropriate for any fitness level and are low-risk.
Too many of us just assume that lower back pain is the result of weak back muscles or an untreatable herniated disc and that it's something that we just have to get used to. Fortunately there are ways of alleviating and ridding yourself of low back pain once and for all, but not in the way you may think. In addition to manual therapies such as Active Release and Acupuncture, you can begin to take control of your low back health once and for all using these 5 exercises as a jumping off point.
It is important to note that if you have long-term and/or severe low back pain, you should consider consulting an injury recovery specialist or sports medicine doctor in order to get an accurate diagnosis and guidance on the best treatments, back exercises and stretches for your specific circumstance. As basic and simple as the exercise below are, they still may not be appropriate for certain injuries and during certain phases of the injury recovery process.
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9 professional videos and detailed content about low back pain, the importance of the glute muscles and an overview of some anatomy to go along with it all.
- 9 professional videos and detailed content about low back pain, the importance of the glute muscles and an overview of some anatomy to go along with it all.