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What No One Tells You About Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is often associated with weak lower back muscles. Contrary to that belief, low back pain can also be caused by excessively tense muscles, as a result of fear of pain and avoidance behaviour. A common feature when it comes to the discussion of lower back pain is the Erector Spinae muscle. (Refer to factbox). When this group of muscle tenses constantly, it becomes tight and is unable to relax. This leads to the arched back posture that people suffering from low back pain can have. This tensed muscle will limit a person’s movement into flexion or otherwise in lay man’s term- bending forward, due to fear or pain. How does the physiotherapist find out your muscles are restricted b

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