Got back pain? If so you are not alone. In fact, eight of 10 Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Of these people, nine out of 10, fully 90 percent, will have recurring episodes of low back pain . . . the kind of back pain that happens again and again.
A key reason why back pain tends to recur is that the muscles needed to support the spine shut down when back pain strikes. Without these key (or core) muscles to support the spine, small injuries begin to affect the parts of the spine, such as the discs and joints. The transverse abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles are two of these main core muscles. Medical scientists now know that problems with these muscles commonly lead to to recurring and troublesome back pain.
Physical therapists are experts at helping clients get these key muscles working again. And they tailor their treatments for each individual by creating core programs to help keep your back and abdominal muscles strong for the future. Studies show that with the appropriate training, recurrence rates of back pain can go from 90 percent to less than 20 percent.
For more information, we invite you to visit our on-line resource for people with back pain at www.backcarebootcamp.com.