Back pain: Age factor

Research muscle strength at different ages show that even patients in their twenties recorded signs of moderate or pronounced weakening of muscles in the lumbar extension. If you do not pay attention to this in his youth, with age, the state of muscle will only worsen.

From twenty to forty years musculature remains virtually unchanged, but after forty begins a slow but steady weakening it; among patients older than sixty years, more than 75% have signs of moderate or severe reduction of muscle activity.

Also, do not forget that the back muscles are rarely weakened themselves. This is usually accompanied by other problems in the body. Diseases of the joints, intervertebral discs and many other factors are superimposed on the problems with the muscles and worsen the patient’s condition.

    So when did you decide you can do without regular physical exercise? At the age of ten? Or when you were twenty-five? Maybe it happened much later, with the retirement? No matter at what point you said to yourself, “That’s enough to charge me” – because at the time you were wrong. Exercise is vital at any age.

   The role of the abdominals

  •     My patients often ask, “Do the exercises back to Assist abdominals – for example, lifting the torso from a prone position?” The answer to this and similar questions can only be negative. Back pain does not occur because of a weak press, and due to weakening of the muscles of the back – they are-and should be developed to help themselves.

    Low activity factor

  •     It is necessary to mention such an important process which occurs in the body as muscle atrophy due to inactivity. It usually arises from the fact that the patient is suffering from back pain – resulting from injury or chronic disease – tries as little as possible to load the muscles of the waist, and as a result the latter is reduced even more, and the tendons, ligaments and joints become less flexible. In this maelstrom are drawn very many patients.
  •     By reducing stress muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints are unable to prevent injury and even in everyday life poor resistance to stress. Bend, straighten up, to walk, lift bag, to look back, sit on a chair – all causes suffering. The most commonplace movements turn into injuries and increase the pain. A vicious circle: the pain – stiffness – loss of form – a new injury – pain. Realizing the danger of weakening muscles, you get the motivation to break out of this vicious circle.