Kerrville: Walking Away Back Pain

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“Activity Helps Relieve Pain!” WALKING AWAY BACK PAIN

Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long termwear and tear. By changing the way you walk, it is possible to eliminate and prevent back pain. On a daily basis, you walk more than any other physical activity. We can help you discover the reason about theway youwalk, which gives you pain and help you change it. Your walk involves many body parts, all interacting together to produce your walking style. It’s as natural as breathing, and if any of your six (two ankles, two knees, two hips) weight bearing joints are not in good alignment, you’re at risk for structural pain. One minor walking error repeatedmillions of times can do an incredible amount of damage to your back, muscles, nerves and joints. This can eventually cause pain and arthritis. Often, the cause of back pain is poor strength, specifically, weak abdominal muscles. The pelvis is held in place by numerousmuscles, including the abdominals, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors. An imbalance or weakness in these muscles can lead to pelvic misalignment, causing the pelvis to tilt forward or backward. Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to a sway back.

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