Lower Back Pain Essentials

by Anthony Carey |   Date Released : 09 Nov 2016
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Anthony Carey

About the author: Anthony Carey

Anthony Carey M.A., CSCS, MES is PFP Magazine’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of Function First in San Diego, California and an international presenter on biomechanics, corrective exercise, functional anatomy and motor control and their relationships to pain and function. Anthony has developed the Pain Free Movement Specialist certification and is the inventor of the Core-Tex®.

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anthony, yolanda | 21 Apr 2017, 22:46 PM


Taylor, D | 08 Apr 2014, 18:33 PM

Muscular Endurance in all available ROM with Phase 1 lower back stability exercises have been HUGE in returning to pain free LB

alexander, thomas | 02 Aug 2013, 20:23 PM

Excellent article! As to the previous comment about qualifying stretching as a sugar fix. The author does do this further on in the article , basically leading you to realize that assessment first is the key. A stretch may be needed as part or even the main prescription , however our instinct to stretch due to the temporary relief may not be a good idea. It all depends on what your assessment tells you. Unfortunately most of the trainers in our culture, don't posses the training or understanding of any real assessment.

Sinitiere, Nick | 06 Dec 2011, 18:20 PM

Nice article, with good information. I would have liked to hear you qualify a bit more when you likened stretching the back to a 'sugar fix'. This could be inherently true, or inherently false. It could be part of the 'permenant fix', or part of the 'never stretch this' list. Depending on the Mm being stretched. What if it's tonic? What if it's phasic? I realize this is a whole other conversation and a whole article could be dedicated to just that. Possibly beyond the scope of what you wanted to get into in this article.

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