Flexion is for Fools; Open the Hip to Protect the Back

16.4 through us all into the “desk-bound” position on a regular basis which biases us toward flexion of the hip and flexion of the spine.  Apply load and fatigue and add a touch of the key ingredient, “lack of core to extremity integration”, and your low back can pay a price.  Whether it is the muscles, fascia, or even the  lumbar spine discs, micro-trauma and inflammation can produce a scary and painful situation.  However, pain and tissue damage are poor correlates and especially in this situation.  In other words, a little bit of recovery work can make a huge difference in a short amount of time (especially in correlation with a chiropractic adjustment!).

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