Sometimes we need to take a step back and think about some of the traditional recommendations for people with low back pain. One such is the emphasis on abdominal strength, which alone may even cause more low back issues in some people. Craig Liebenson has done an excellent job, as usual, highlighting this and giving some examples for working on the spinal extensors in the latest issue of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Definitely good information.
A special thanks to friends Craig Liebenson and Leon Chaitow for giving me permission to share this from the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. This is a great journal that I look forward to arriving in my mailbox.
The Missing Link in Protecting Against Back Pain
Liebenson, C. (2010). The missing link in protecting against back pain Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 14 (1), 99-101 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2009.10.002