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Low Back Pain? 80% of Us Have Been There

Posted Feb 12 2013 11:06pm

 

Have you ever suffered from low back pain?  You are not alone.  Approximately 80% of Americans have suffered from it at one time in their lives.  It’s the most common type of pain reported by patients seeking treatment for pain. It’s the number one reason for lost work time, with upper respiratory infections coming in a distant second place.  Medical costs for lower back pain treatment is estimated to be 96 million per year.

The good news is most back pain is not serious, even though it is painful.  A lot of lower back pain can be attributed to a lack of exercise. The combination of tight hamstrings and weak abdominal muscles can lead to back pain.  Here’s a simple test you can do to see if your back pain is caused by this combination:

If your back pain is caused by tight hamstrings and weak abs, there is even better news.  This type of back pain can be alleviated with very simple exercises.  A daily routine of stretching and strengthening exercises can make you  feel much, much better.  Check out these exercises to get your started.

 

Check back for more exercises to keep your back feeling good.  More coming soon….

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