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“I Decided To Seek Help When I Felt Pain In My Back. ” Physical Therapy Quickly Relieves Low Back Pain
Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk and run. As we age, it is common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture, prolonged sitting or previous injuries. However, these pains are a sign of underlying problems and your spine telling you something, so listen. Your spine relies on proper
posture, alignment, strength and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occur on different parts of the spine, sparking off inflammation and pain. Inflammation irritates nerves and causes pain signals to shoot to the brain. The inflammation further weakens the spinal muscles and even the leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long- term damage can occur.
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