Today I want to share with you, 3 simple reasons why you have back pain. So without further ado…
No. 1. Your Back Muscles Are Too Tense
Yep, it’s that simple. Your back muscles are achey, sore and painful because they are way more tense and contracted than they need to be. Don’t believe me? Press on them, Are they rock hard and tender to touch? If they are, then they are too tense.
Tense muscles are muscles that are constantly working. Muscles that are constantly working, are constantly tight. And muscles that are constantly tight eventually start to feel painful. Well of course they do, they never get a chance to rest. The result: Back pain!
You can learn how to release this muscle tension during my upcoming Back Pain Relief Workshop on April 3rd.
Now onto reason no. 2…
No. 2. You Cannot Move Your Back Freely
Another simple reason your back hurts is because you are not able to move it freely. Can you bend forward comfortably at all times? Say to pick up something from the floor? Or put on your socks and tie your shoes.
Can you twist easily? Can you trot upstairs freely? Can you get out of a chair easily? Or does you tight back make these kinds of activities feel like a struggle?
If you are unable to perform simple movements with your back, you are eventually going to end up with a sore back or you already have one.
I’ll also be teaching how to move your back with freedom and ease during the Back Pain Relief Workshop.
No. 3: You Are Stressed
Muscles get tense in response to stress, whether thats work stress, family difficulties, relationships etc.
When the body is stressed, muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress*https://www.apa.org/topics/stress/body
It’s that simple. If you are under constant stress, you will end up constantly tense, tight, achey and sore.
And now you’re saying, “Well that’s great, but what can I do about it?”
Here’s what you can do about it
You can learn how to relax your muscles. And the good news is, it’s really easy to do. And the even better news is that when you learn how to relax your muscles, you will also be learning how to move your back freely AND relieving the tension you accumulate in response to stress. Because of course we can’t avoid stress entirely. But we can learn how to manage our responses to it!
So even though we’ve looked at 3 simple reasons you have back pain, you only need 1 solution; Somatic Movements!
If you’d like to learn everything you need to know to make your back pain a thing of the past, sign up for my Back Pain Relief Online Workshop. During this workshop you will learn how to actually regain control of your back muscles, release all that muscular tension, move freely and easily and feel less stressed. Who wouldnt want that?
Increased comfort and relaxation are guaranteed when you Learn Somatics.
If you know someone who is struggling with back pain, maybe you could share this post with them.
As always thanks for reading.
P.S. Don’t forget the blog is moving to it’s new home at learnsomatics.ie. So if you want to keep up to date, visit me there and sign up for my newsletter!
Until next time!