Lower back pain affects most people at some point in their lives – it usually involves aches and pains anywhere from the lower back itself into the pelvis, buttocks and hips.
Causes of lower back pain can include:
Muscle imbalances – meaning some muscles might be overworking while others aren’t doing their jobs.
Decreased core stabilization – this doesn’t just mean more crunches! It means the deep stabilizing muscles that should be helping to support the lower back aren’t responding the way they should.
Poor posture – either due to staying in certain positions all day, congenital issues like scoliosis or simply from chronic pain (having pain all day makes you stand very strangely sometimes).
Immobility somewhere in the spine – if the lower back is unstable and moving too much, the thoracic spine above and the pelvis below tend to get locked up and not move enough.
This class will include a combination of deep abdominal strengthening, postural awareness, and release and stretching exercises to address these causes and help alleviate your pain.