Back Pain/Sciatica Self Assessment Lumbar Flexion (Forward Bending)
Just being real. Most people before I work with them move like 💩. Especially with flexion. And it’s the one direction you’ll move THE MOST into during the day. 2,000-4,000x/day according to research.
So in order to adequately assess the spine and find out what exercises/motions/positions will help we need to check it and make sure it’s good.
Here’s How to Check:
✔️Feet shoulder’s width apart.
✔️Hinge at the hips and then bend forward letting the legs stay fairly straight.
✔️Go ahead and let the back round out so you check for as much flexion as you have available.
✔️Repeat 10x pausing 2-3 seconds with each rep.
✔️Any lightning bolts down the leg? Tingling? Numbness?
✔️Was the pain in your back and now suddenly down your whole leg?
🛑 Stop if those symptoms get worse or start going down your leg further and further.
🛑 Stop if you didn’t have leg symptoms and they suddenly got turned on.
🛑 Stop if you are having more and more difficulty standing back up.
More self assessment tips coming soon.
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