Low Back Pain Relief ONE MOVE
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX . Today I'm going to try to help you to getrid of that low back pain once and for all. You see, you've got to start understandingwhat's causing the low back pain in the first place to really be able to conquer it. I think a lot of times the advice that peoplethat suffer from back pain get is just misdirected, and misguided. They're looking at the locationof the pain without actually looking for the source of the pain and unless you get to thesource you're never going to get rid of the pain once and for all.
So today I'm going to show you an exercisethat you'll want to start doing and I'll give you different levels of progression dependingon how acute your back pain is. Okay, first of all, if you're dealing witha really bad back that doesn't even allow you to move at the moment, you're not supposedto be in the gym exercising. What you're supposed to be doing is allowingthat to heal, calm down, and control the inflammation. If you're beyond that though and it's moreof a chronic problem keeping you out of the gym or making the gym training sessions uncomfortablethen you've got to start with an exercise and start training those weak spots.
99% of the time what's causing low back painis a weakness in a joint below that. In this case it could be the hips. It could be weakhips and glutes that are basically putting you in the position to be compromised in yourlow back. So what we do is, we have a setup here, and in this setup you see all I needis a barbell and a band. The band I have anchored to the back of thissquat rack. However you anchor it, I have it on the back of some pins. Now I'm goingto get myself in position here behind the band and I'm not going to worry necessarilyabout the bar just yet, especially if this is something that you're not in an acute stage,but you still have quite a bit of back pain
and weakness. You get yourself into the bend and you justwalk forward. It kind of blocks your progression to the cage. Now what you want to do is, youwant to position the band right across the crease that happens right here in your hips,okayé Because the first thing it wants to do is teach you what a hip hinge is. Most of us that have weak backs don't' reallyknow how to hinge correctly. It would feel like moving me into this position here â€“ it'sjust pulling me back and when I let the resistance take over it pulls me back into a proper hiphinge. It's taking me at the hips and bending
me right at those creases here right at thetop of my hips. If I were to put this higher, like againstmy stomach, and I lean forward allowing this to take me back that actually has me foldover the band. Right now I'm pulling myself into a flex position which is going to causeproblems for us that have low back pain. First thing, up here, now I walk forward. Now all I do is, I allow it to hinge me andthen I come back against the resistance of the band. Squeezing my glutes as hard as Ipossibly can and also extending here, staying up nice and tall, to extend to the low back.So now we're tying together the glutes and
the low back which are supposed to work together.They're both extending us. They're both bringing up back in this direction.We need them to be able to work in concert with each other. Most of us don't have glutesworking at all so then the low back tries to accomplish that. The other thing you couldsee that would happen is, if I don't have the ability to extend because I don't havestrong glutes â€“ so I can't extend â€“ I start to have this posture where I fall forwardbecause I'm not extending through the hips. The more I fall forward, the more responsibilityis taken over by the low back and that's trying to hold me up. You know what Doing that 24hours a day, minus our sleeping time, is too
3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain
Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but
70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods
of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to
strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.
What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to
pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 Â½ pounds on each