I’m not going to lie. There was a point in my own low back recovery where I convinced myself that bending the lumbar spine was the devil and if I ever wanted to be pain-free I needed to take all spinal flexion out. Little did I know years later (with some awesome coaching) I was going to use intentional flexion to bring healing and relief to my back.
I want to share the details on this and how you may be able to use the same strategy I did to bring more healing and relief to your sensitive low back.
The first bit of research I did on healing the spine from chronic low back pain convinced me that spinal flexion was bad. I went on to believe that a straight and rigid spine is what the body needs. To be honest, there is a lot of truth to this and I still believe this general idea but there is an exception that needs to be taught to every low back pain sufferer looking to heal their own body.
Repeated careless flexion is never good for the spine but fearing the ability to flex the spine safely is even worse.
This unhealthy fear of flexion had created this idea in my head that flexion would bring pain. I believed it so much that it actually happened. I felt unstable and vulnerable when flexing the spine and if I did it more then twice, back to back I was doomed to intense stiffness and pain for days after.
After hiring a coach and working through some basic mental roadblocks I started to introduce more flexion into my recovery. Keep in mind that I am adding these techniques to my typical workout/prehab protocol. I am not just carelessly bending over throughout the day.
I go into detail and show you exactly how I do this along with coaching this with clients who are ready.
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To your success,