Back Pain, The End All Discussion!

By on July 1, 2014

Back pain is one of the most prevalent health issues humanity deals with and is commonly referred to as LBP (low back pain).

Google more than 150,000,000 articles on “Back Pain” and you will find facts like the following from notable sources like ( Here is a quick excerpt:


 –   Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.

–   Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low-back pain lasting at least
one whole day in the past three months and 7.6% reported at least one episode of severe
acute LBP within a one-year period.

–   When asked about common types of pain experienced in the past three months,
respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that LBP was the most common (28.4%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain
(16.6%) and neck pain (15.1%).

Low Back Pain is one of the biggest things I have dealt with personally as many of you have reading this article today. I had been dealing with recurring LBP myself for years as a trainer because traditional exercises and stretches don’t properly address the underlying “core stabilizer” muscles.

Core training (which I love) demands proper functionality out of the core stabilizer muscles but if those muscles are not developed properly or if you have them in compromising positions (such as a saggy back plank) even #CoreTraining and its movements can actually injure your back! (and you can forget about #CrossFit !)

The following article which I link here called Core 4 (after you watch the video below) can help relieve, resolve or at least improve 70% to 80% of LBP. Soft tissue and connective tissue damage as well as herniated, bulging and ruptured discs are all aggravated and accentuated by muscular strength/weakness imbalances around the spinal column and lumbopelvic region. Tight muscles can “pinch” vertebrae together and weak muscles allow vertebrae to “slip” out of alignment.

To help explain in scientific terms what I am talking about you have to watch this lengthy but exceedingly important video! Please take 5 minutes out of your life for an understanding that will last a lifetime!

Now here is one of the best video’s I have I have found talking you through #SpinalArticulation . Spinal Articulation is Back Rehab 101, so try the first exercise Renz talks you through but follow my link to Core 4 on this website which walks you through the 4 most important movements to your low back health!


About TheFitnessAnswerMan

The Fitness Answer Man is the online personality founded by Kevin Forrest CPT, FMS Pro Trainer and Master Fitness Trainer for the US Military. He has worked in the fitness industry for 30 years and was one of the first trainers to incorporate the physio ball into people's workouts and helped pioneer in the field of "Core" training. He specializes in movement rehabilitation and uses his experience to help clarify the confusion about diet and exercise that still exists within the fitness industry today.

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