Distance running can put a lot of stress on your back, which can lead to back pain. This is because running involves repetitive impact on your spine, which can cause strains and sprains in the muscles, ligaments, and discs in your back. Additionally, the pounding impact of running can cause the vertebrae in your spine to compress, leading to lower back pain.
If you are a distance runner having low back pain, one of the things you gotta watch out for is your hip and back, and the way you are running as you push off. If you are not stabilizing your core, you will be getting an extra rocking motion to your hips which creates a wear and tear on the joints on your back. If you are not stabilizing correctly sometimes that can create more motion on your back that should really be happening in your hips. By that rationale, if you are having tight hips, or hip flexors that can cause more irritation in your spine just by compensation.
If you come in for an assessment, what we’re gonna do is get you through a full body range of motion, as well as muscle testing, Mackenzie Evaluation, and imaging.
Once we have a clear diagnosis out of the assessment, that’s when we can create a treatment plan customized according to your case. These treatment plan is a combination of:
- Soft tissue work - massage
- Chiropractic Care - adjustments
- Rehab - loosening what’s tight and strengthening what’s weak
A combination of these 3 treatment plans improves your overall movement pattern compared to doing one separately.
If you are in pain and have the need to feel so much better, give us a call, we’d like to help.