Flexion-based movement is the most common source of back pain in our culture
We spend so much time in bad posture- at our desks, on our couches, hunched over our phones; we spend less time than ever moving, whether purposefully or not, which is a key way to alleviate pressure from your spine. Your spine is essentially given a lifelong allowance on how much flexion it can take- that is, time spent in a bent over position; unfortunately, we are seeing more people than ever using up their allowance before they even turn 30!
Conditions related to flexion-based back pain include:
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Back pain
Testing yourself for flexion-based back pain is as simple as bending over and reaching for your toes. If you experience pain, or your pain gets worse, you may be suffering from flexion-based intolerance. However, that hardly means your life is over! At OFW Chiropractic, we have a plan for reversing your flexion intolerance and banishing your pain!
Treating flexion based intolerance with chiropractic therapy in Westwood
We begin by limiting motions that cause you pain- primarily those that involve a bent over position and exercises including dead lifts, back squats, sit ups and crunches. Chiropractic adjustment helps to restore alignment to the spine and alleviate painful nerve compression so that we can focus on strengthening the core stabilizing muscles and establishing a more neutral posture as the norm! If you are interested in losing your flexion-based back pain, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today.