It is estimated that 8 out of 10 Americans will develop low back pain (LBP) at some time in their life. Studies reveal that between 44-78% of individuals experience a relapse of LBP and between 42-75% of individuals still report LBP after 12 months. Only 1 in 10 people find the primary cause for their LBP. Low back pain can be localized to the back or it can spread down into the buttocks, legs, groin or abdomen. It is my experience that sacroiliac joint dysfunction is often overlooked as a differential diagnosis. I have also recognized a population of patients that have not responded to other traditional therapies that have an underlying pelvic floor dysfunction.Current evidence shows that individuals with low back pain have a significant decrease in pelvic floor function compared to individuals without low back pain. Many of my chronic pelvic and back pain patients have been participating in strength training that actually makes their condition worse. Ironically, many patients do not even realize that these exercise’s are making their condition worse.
I have found that many patients are participating in core exercises that do not correctly isolate important muscle groups. Once a muscle imbalance has been created, the stronger muscles get stronger and the weaker muscles get weaker. I will help you identify these weaknesses and give you tools to create balance and stability in your muscles and joints with everyday activities and exercise routines.
Did you know?
A longitudinal study on younger, middle-age, and older women reported that women with pre-existing incontinence, gastrointestinal problems, and breathing disorders were more likely to develop LBP than women without such problems.