Lower back pain can be a real party pooper. It can stop you from doing the things you love, like dancing, gardening, or even just sitting comfortably. As a Movement Therapist, I'm here to tell you that treating lower back pain doesn't have to be a chore.
One way to make treating lower back pain more enjoyable is by using Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) and regional interdependence. These principles are used every day by the team at Movement Therapy to help you achieve your goals. But what are they? DNS is all about restoring proper movement patterns and getting your nervous system and muscles to work together like a well-choreographed dance routine. By using developmental positions and movements, we can train your body to move properly and alleviate pain.
Regional interdependence is another important factor in treating lower back pain. This concept recognizes that everything in your body is connected, and dysfunction in one area can affect other areas. For example, dysfunction in your hips or pelvis can lead to compensatory movements in your lower back, resulting in pain and discomfort. By addressing dysfunction in the hips or pelvis, we can reduce compensatory movement patterns in the lower back and alleviate pain.
Imagine you love gardening, but your lower back pain is keeping you from getting your hands dirty. By using DNS and regional interdependence principles, we can develop a treatment plan that not only alleviates your pain but also gets you back to your beloved hobby.
We might start by focusing on your posture and alignment as you dig and plant. We could also incorporate developmental positions, like kneeling or squatting, to help train your body to move properly. By addressing any hip or pelvic dysfunction that may be contributing to your lower back pain, we can reduce compensatory movements and help you move more freely. And let's not forget about the power of breathing and core activation. By learning to control your movements and engage your core, you'll feel more stable and confident as you get back to your gardening.
Treating lower back pain can be an extremely rewarding and effective process. By using DNS and regional interdependence principles, we can develop a personalised treatment plan that not only alleviates your pain but also gets you back to doing the things you love. So, don't let lower back pain rain on your parade. Come see us and let's dance our way to a pain-free life!