Part II: Running and Low Back Pain- Exercises


In part 1 we discussed what researchers have found to be the top risk factors to low back pain. Quick summary: poor trunk stability results from muscle imbalances which excessively challenge the surrounding muscles and structures that support us.  

When it comes to explaining low back pain, it helps to break the anatomy down in 3 basic areas. All of these 3 components marinate together in order to provide us with all the stability necessary to function well. 

This post takes it a further step and illustrates some exercise that your patients can implement to help themselves prevent low back pain or work towards making themselves stronger to reduce back pain.