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The Deep Squat Rest: One Powerful Move for Spinal Health

Standing all day breeds a unique type of back pain

The deep, full-back ache that comes from standing all day is particularly problematic. When you stand all day, your body naturally seeks to transform from neutral posture, which is hard to maintain without the proper muscles, to something that it deems, “more comfortable.” This is an illusion that your body is good at tricking itself into; often this position of enhanced comfort includes anterior pelvic tilt, which causes an exaggerated lordotic curve in the lumbar segment. This position can cause pinching of both the intravertebral discs and the spinal facet joints which can lead to a lot of pain. One way to reverse this is to focus on reversing the anterior pelvic tilt and addressing your curvature issues. The deep squat rest can help you do just that. 

Say hello to the Deep Squat Rest

This is a difficult movement to master, mostly because it challenges your balance and strength. But if you can master this movement, you will be able to give your body a huge boost. Here are some of the benefits of the deep squat thrust. 

  • Works to reverse anterior pelvic tilt
  • Relieves tightness in the hip flexors which is a signal contributor to anterior pelvic tilt
  • Alleviates pressure on the spinal facet joints by resetting curvature in the lower back.
  • Strengthens core muscles that provide stability in the lower back 
  • Helps you maintain better posture with less pain when you stand all day. 

A detailed description of how to perform this beneficial movement can be found here.

Anyone who stands a lot for a living is particularly prone to lower back pain.

Don’t let your job take an irreversible toll on your spine. Today is the best day to start taking the steps you need to keep your spine balanced and strong against the risk factors of your job and lifestyle. If you need help developing a plan that accounts for your job, your lifestyle and the condition of your spine, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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