Most adults suffer from lower back pain at one time or another. This results in some heavy-duty costs, including billions of dollars in medical bills and disability compensation as well as discomfort, pain and interruption of activities.
The good news: we’re learning more than ever before about what causes back pain and how to treat it. Quite often, these nagging back aches are eased, or prevented altogether, without pills, surgery or other medical intervention.
A common culprit of low back pain is weak muscles in the back and abdomen. Years of sitting and leaning forward, slouching and improper lifting and bending habits will also damage discs, the spongy material between spinal vertebrae. As lifestyles become more sedentary, more back pain occurs.
Exercise to strengthen the back and stomach muscles is the prescribed treatment for back pain sufferers, according to current medical thinking. Members who engage in regular physical activity, at Fitness USA, strengthen and stretch their back muscles to circumvent associated weakness and pain.
Quite simply, take care of your back and it will take care of you. Strengthen those muscles, and you’ll look better and feel great, too.