Episode 7: Musculoskeletal Conditions Part 2 - Introduction to Low Back
Low Back Pain (LBP) is the most commonly sought and or referred pain related issue to movement based practices and therapeutics.
Common causes and conditions are week core, improper use of lower back, disc Jeri nation, disc rupture, scar tissue buildup, stenosis
Basic Back anatomy/ function 3 natural curves cervical, thoracic, lumbar- while lower back pain typically concerns the lumbar and sacral
Lumbar curve is a secondary curve
After the age of 25 the intervertebral discus no longer receive direct blood supply and the lumbar region has lots of space between the spinous processes and thick juicy disks that we want to keep them juicy through movement
If we want stability and length in the vertebral column we must allow the normal curves of the spine to be
The lumbar spine is designed to function best as weight bearing structure when the lumbar spine is in its neutral position
The lumbar spine consists of five massive kidney-shaped vertebrae
The ideal angle between the trunk and femurs is 120 degrees so you really need to lift the pelvis up when seated.
Yoga and other exercise therapies strengthen muscles for support, increase flexibility, re-education posture/ movement techniques, increased body awareness, decreased pain/increased understanding when working with pain.
The lumbar spine is free in flexion and exterior and is limited in twisting
The lower back carries all the weight and responsibility of being human. It supports the weight from above and just as as we care the weight of responsibility of our world. This area also has to do with survival, security and self-support.
Have you tried asking for help?
Do you want to curl up and hide?
Do you doubt your ability to support yourself?
Yoga is a terrific tool for low back pain, understanding your anatomical needs and moving accordingly can change your life. It is also valuable preventative medicine.
Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief https://www.amazon.com/dp/0962713821/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_lx8PBbRQ7Q44T
Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain https://www.amazon.com/dp/1611800498/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_my8PBbWN27FGM
Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care https://www.amazon.com/dp/1909141208/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_6y8PBb8H2CE8N
Awakening the Spine: The Stress-Free New Yoga that Works with the Body to Restore Health, Vitality and Energy https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062507923/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_8z8PBb56AH45P
Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana https://www.amazon.com/dp/1930485212/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_VA8PBbDD6Z3M8
Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591794188/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_OB8PBbGMYBCV4
Experiential Anatomy On-line Learning- www.experientalanatomy.yoga