Lower back pain and stiffness remain the top complaints we heal clients from when they come to our practice. One of the many culprits (that I'll go into detail later) is a lack of low abdominal strength and/or coordination.
When I use language such as 'anterior / posterior' try to envision the pelvis as a bowl. "Anterior" is when you’re pouring the bowl out from the front and "posterior" is when you're scooping it back up.
When the lower ab’s aren't functioning properly, the pelvis stays anteriorly rotated, meaning there is an increased curve in the low back, compressing the joints in between each bone that makes up the spine and pushing the discs forward, ending with decreased to little mobility in the low back.
The chief function of the lower ab’s is to control the anterior and posterior rotation of the pelvis. This muscle group gets turned off when there is a structural and/or muscular imbalance between the muscular systems in the front and back of the body, when the gut/intestinal tract is inflamed or faulty movement and breathing patterns are present. Remember (with this muscle group especially), if there's inflammation in the organs you can exercise all day and they still won’t function properly.
In the video below, I'll show you how to turn these very important muscles back on so your pelvis and your low back can be free of pain! If you feel you have difficulty performing this exercise as shown, then please contact us at Dr. Judd Institute. We can help you discover what the underlying cause is or point you in the direction of a CHEK practitioner near you.
To stronger AB’s and living pain free!