This is my story of how I overcame a major quality of life issue I developed in middle age – lower back pain.
Since it came on so quickly I thought it was due to my worn out office chair that I sit for 8 hours a day as a business consultant. After much online research, I purchased a great leather office chair with ergonomic features with tilt and height adjustments. I even got a great price and saved $50 off by using Quill coupons. It helped a little bit but the deep pain and discomfort were still bothering me.
I never had any back problems until I hit 40 years old and then suddenly the aching stiff lower back pain was a constant pain in my butt – literally. 🙂
My odyssey to relieve my back pain started at my primary doctor who was very unhelpful. He told me that because I was slightly overweight and of a “certain age” what did I expect. Thanks Doc for nothing!
Although I was getting older I still have decades of good life ahead. So after recovering from the shock and dismay from that doctor appointment, I went to a local chiropractor. He adjusted my back but that only helped for about a week and then the pain came back 🙁
Finally, a friend of mine told me about how they discovered that their back problem was actually in their hips. Huh? They told me about a gentle exercise program they used called Unlock Your Hip Flexors that gave them a greater range of movement and freedom from back pain. Check out this review of the product
As I researched the program, developed by injury specialists Rick Kasselj & Mike Westerdal, both Certified Physical Therapists it began to make sense. They discovered that tight hip muscles pull and twist the back into painful positions and misalignment. See the illustration below that shows how the Psoas muscle tightens and pushes the lumbar creating low back pain.
Facing either dangerous back surgery or pain pill dependence I was anxious to try this healthy stretching and exercise program instead for only $50. To date, I had spent hundreds and gotten no pain relief. Boy am I glad I did. In less than 2 weeks, after following the program as written, I got real improvement and pain relief.
Susan Sutton, Age 43