If you are looking to fix lower back pain or even prevent it from occurring in the first place, you are definitely going to want to read this.
I’m going to show you 4 red flags that will help you to identify what is either causing the pain in your lower back or could cause low back pain in the future and how to get rid of it.
The first red flag for identifying and fixing pain in the low back is tight hip flexors. Because of their attachment to the lumbar paraspinal muscles, the hip flexors will pull on those muscles, which will then manifest itself as low back pain. Addressing the tightness in the hip flexors will help to alleviate any back pain you currently have or may be at risk of having in the future.
Next, we need to look at the glutes! Having weak glutes will cause the muscles in the lower back to do extra work, leading to overuse and fatigue in those muscles which will lead to low back pain. A good way to test our glutes is to perform a hyper-hold for at least 2 minutes. If you fail to hold that position for 2 minutes, you’re likely suffering from a glute weakness. This means you need to start adding glute strengthening movements. Strong glutes will directly help to prevent low back pain.
The third red flag for low back pain is the inability to stand for more than 20 minutes without pain, constant shifting, and no anterior pelvic tilt. If you notice that this keeps happening, that means that the muscles in the low back do not have the endurance to hold yourself up for extended periods of time. An anterior tilt will cause the hip flexors to not only pull on the muscles in the low back but will also cause those lumbar paraspinal muscles to do more work to hold your body up.
Last, you need to take note of your sitting posture. Sitting slumped in a chair with a posterior pelvic tilt is a good indicator that you’ll be experiencing low back pain in the near future because it is indicative of the fact that the muscles in the low back are weak.
Let’s face it: sitting upright takes work and requires lower back strength to hold over time. Now, we also need to look up the kinetic chain at our shoulders and thoracic spine as well. If you have rounded shoulders as well as rounding of the thoracic spine, the slumping posture will pull the low back into the posterior tilt as well, again showing itself as low back pain.
Red Flag Summary:
- Tight Hip Flexors
- Weak Glutes
- Not able to stand long without pain
- Bad Posture because of sitting
The Solution is quite easy
Of Cause, you can go the traditional way of fixing all of these problems by spending a lot of time and money by going to a gym and train for hours, pay a lot of money for rehabilitation, or expertise like doctors and personal trainers.
Or simply use a training and rehab method which is quite effective and doesn’t cost that much…
EMS is not only a performance booster but more than this it is a pain releaser. For decades EMS was used to heal pain and other diseases. Science makes it clear that low and middle electrical frequencies are more than just helpful to relax tight muscles and also strengthen them more deeply.
EMS in combination with stretching routines is a very effective way to fix tight hips for example. The same goes for glute activation. To activate the glutes you need a really good body awareness or at least a lot of weights to fire them up. The Visionbody EMS PowerSuit safely does this and activates up to 25% more muscles than in regular training possible. This means you could train 90min and do not get the same results as in 20min EMS training.
The third good thing about the Visionbody PowerSuit is that it is a whole-body device. You put it easily on in less than a minute and the soft and dry electrodes stimulate your whole body which is an auto-correction of your posture. People who used EMS reported that after 7-10 days that their posture was way better and they were sitting more accurately at their desks.
The problem is that Visionbody EMS is the only EMS System that uses low and middle frequencies which is the key to getting a stronger back and a better posture. So if you are interested in getting rid of your lower back pain and get a better posture then try our EMS PowerSuit.
Let’s get Strong. With EMS!
Johannes, Head of Training & Education