Low Back Pain: A Guide For Coaches And Athletes On Anatomy, Types, And Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will encounter many athletes with back pain, as well. In order to best help your clientele, it’s important for coaches to understand the muscles of the back, what can cause back pain, and treatments (after physical therapy, of course)…



5 Things to Ask Your Doctor About Lower Back Pain

What causes low back pain? Is there anything I can do to improve my low back pain? When should I see a physician?
Should I get X-rays or an MRI? What are my treatment options if my pain persists?



Treatment Options for Low Back Pain in Athletes

Low back pain is one of the most common medical presentations in the general population. It is a common source of pain in athletes, leading to significant time missed and disability. The general categories of treatment for low back pain are medications and therapies…



Sport Injuries, Back Injuries, and Back Pain

Types of Sports-Related Back Injuries – When participating in any sport, injuries to any part of the spine are possible, as well as injuries to the soft tissue and fascia that help comprise the makeup of the body. Up to 20% of all injuries that occur in sports involve an injury to the lower back or neck…



3 Phases to Fix Lower Back Pain

Back pain – does relief come from sport medicine?


The Performance Athlete’s Guide to Back Pain Relief

The “back” people commonly refer to is comprised of many different bones, muscles, nerves, and ligaments that work together cohesively to provide support for the rest of the body. Dealing with back pain requires an understanding of where the pain is coming from as well as knowledge of how to treat the pain. This guide will help you learn about the most common causes of back pain and provide suggestions for what to do so you can get the relief you need to help you live a more normal life.



6 Stretches to Alleviate Lower-Back Pain

When you have lower-back pain, the cause might actually be something that seems totally unrelated. Your body is linked together, and an issue in one area can result in a chain reaction effect that ends up putting stress on your lower back. For example, tight hip flexors caused by sitting too often can tilt your pelvis backwards (i.e., anterior pelvic tilt), causing your lower back to extend and increasing stress and force across this area of your body…