When we experience a back ache, specifically lower back, we usually attribute it to something strained or injured within our back, right? What is not often understood is that many times that
pain is actually coming from tendons and ligaments that attach to your bones.
Especially after the age of 60, our muscles shorten and that alone can pull bones out of alignment as the fascia is stretched and tightened where it shouldn’t be. Consider this: When muscles in your legs, hips and torso shorten, they cause undue pressure on nerves and tissues in your back, hence back pain.
Integrative medicine physicians that understand this concept will suggest gentle stretching exercises, especially as we age and sit performing our various career tasks for hours on end. Unfortunately, many traditional
orthopedic offices and therapists recommend exercises that actually stretch the ligaments – ending up stressing and weakening them, making the problem and pain worse...click to continue reading...