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Movement Patterns and Back Pain
The first step to improving your body’s functionality at any age, and in any physical shape, it to understand how it moves and just as importantly – how it rests.
At its core, biomechanics is how your body is structured and how it moves as a result of that structure. The way your feet are shaped, the level of inflexibility in your hamstrings, muscle imbalances – all of these things factor into how your body moves, and where in your body the force from movement ends up. For some people it’s their ankles, others it’s their knees and some people, it’s their back. Or it could be all of the above.
Just like everybody has biomechanics that are unique to them and their body, they also have an optimal way to move that’s unique to their body. The problem is, most people tend not to move in the way that’s best for their body, and end up injured.
Over time these faulty movement patterns build up, and when combined with the wrong kind of exercise, or other poor habits, can result in back pain becoming a daily problem of debilitating effect.
Whether you are pre or post injury, Powers Chiropractic Clinic can assess your body’s movement, and set it for success with a combination of corrective exercises, adjustments, and massage.
Ignoring the spinal cord and attached nerves, your spine is composed of two main parts – the stacked vertebrae and the malleable spinal disks that rest in between. A slipped disk, otherwise known as a herniated disk, is a painful condition where your spinal “disk” is ruptured, causing the inner fluid to leak onto nearby nerves.
The disks are ultimately what give your spine its strength as well as its flexibility to bend over, lean backward and twist. While the spine can handle a surprising amount of load under controlled conditions, it’s generally best to keep it straight (and let the muscles around it be flexible and strong).
Our chiropractic clinic can help those who may be experiencing the classic pre-cursors to disk herniation, or those who are recovering from it.