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How much do you know about Lower Back Pain?

7 simple questions below to test your knowledge when it comes to Lower Back Pain..

1. What’s the most common source for Lower Back Pain?

  • A problem with the spine
  • A problem with muscles
  • A problem with ligaments
  • A problem with the nerves

2. Nearly everyone has Lower Back Pain at some time in their lives.

  • True
  • False

3. Bed rest is the best treatment for Lower Back Pain.

  • True
  • False

4. You must NEVER lift anything heavy if you have Lower Back Pain.

  • True
  • False

5. Which of the following is true?

  • Lifting objects with a curved spine is fine.
  • Exercise is one of the best lines of treatment for Lower Back Pain.
  • Pain does not mean that structural damage is present.
  • All of the above.

6. Which segment of the spine bears the most load?

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar

7. A disc bulge shown on an MRI does not always indicate that damage is present.

  • True
  • False

Answers:

1. A problem with the muscles. Most non specific Lower Back Pain causes stem from the muscles. Some Lower Back Pain treatments include relaxation therapies e.g. massage to help reduce tension in the muscles supporting the spine. At Adaptive Strength, we focus on strengthening those muscles to help them support the spine more.

2. True. Nearly everyone has back pain at some point, caused by many different things e.g. sport, living a sedentary lifestyle, injury.

3. False. Bed rest alone, and over a prolonged period can actually do more detriment to your body and benefit it. Prolonged bed rest can cause the muscles to decondition i.e. causing them to become weaker. People who maintain their activities of daily living (ADLs) report feeling less stiff.

4. False. There is no better reason than to start lifting (under supervision) when you have Lower Back Pain. Lifting, when done safely and correctly can help strengthen the muscles around the spine which will help with pain reduction.

5. All of the above.

6. Lumbar. The lumbar region is at the bottom of the spine and bears most of the load.

7. True. Many studies showed that ‘damage’ seen on MRI don’t always mean pain. This shows up as general wear and tear that have been caused by aging or from playing sports, but with no reported pain.

How did you go?

If you are suffering from Lower Back Pain but would like to start exercising again and improving the quality of your life. Book a FREE consultation to come have a chat, do an assessment and make sure what we offer here at Adaptive Strength can help you. If we feel we cannot help you, we will recommend someone who we think can.

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