How to Fix Low Back Pain – Can I Train with Back Pain? – Exercises for Low Back Pain
In this lecture, Understanding Low Back Pain: Functional Anatomy Interventions and Prevention, Eric Beard covers the anatomy of the low back and discusses the causes of chronic back pain. While personal trainers and strength coaches are not licensed to address pain in their clients and athletes, chronic back pain is common and affects how we move. Eric uses this lecture to provide an overview of these complex topics.
“Imagine a year of chronic back pain. It’s had a massive negative impact on a person’s life. Imagine trying to work out to reduce cholesterol, to lose weight, to decrease the risk of a stroke and the back hurts so bad the person can’t even ride the bike or use the elliptical. We need to do something about this and we need to be prepared for it when individuals come to us with these special needs.” ~Eric Beard
• Possible Etiologies & Related Statistics (3:25)
• Acute vs. Chronic (15:20)
• Assessments (19:05)
• What Drives Low Back Pain? (21:35)
• The Kinetic Chain: 3 Main Systems (27:50)
• Overactive Muscles (34:05)
• Inhibited Muscles (37:50)
• Facilitating Activation/Stabilization (40:50)
• Tips (42:30)
Eric Beard is a corrective exercise specialist who lectures widely about human movement and corrective exercise, works with individual clients and holds a position at NASM. You can keep up with Eric on Facebook.