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Chronic Lower Back Pain Relief: It is all about Load Bearing.

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Chronic lower back pain relief is available even to people who have been suffering for a long time. While all change takes a certain amount of effort and work, pain is one of the great incentives. You will need to commit to changing a lifetime of patterns that have been deeply ingrained into your mind-body complex but perseverance will further your cause and help you to adapt new patterns.

From my perspective, most chronic lower back pain is a direct result of poor load bearing on the lumbar spine. The way our body is designed, the bones are supposed to hold us up and the muscles are supposed to move us through space. We have ligaments that are designed to connect our bones together.

While there are many factors outside of habitual posture that can lead to chronic lower back pain—car accidents, illness, genetics—to name a few, if your pain comes from posture and poor skeletal alignment it might be easier to fix than you think.

The bones hold us up and certain bones are more responsible for others in order to bear weight. The lumbar curve is the five bones of the spine between the pelvis and the rib cage and they are fully responsible for bearing and transferring the weight from the head down to the legs.

It is my belief that everyone leans backwards when they think they are standing up straight. When I stand someone up straight they think they are leaning forward. Perception is an incredible thing. If you stand up and feel what exactly is going on in your upper body in relation to your lower body you might find that in fact you are leaning backwards in an attempt to feel upright.

Chronic lower back pain relief requires proper skeletal alignment. You need to do more than just change the way you stand if you do acknowledge that you are leaning backwards. You will have to do learn to walk correctly and do the muscular work to readapt your muscles to support the bones in their new home in space. For some this is quick and easy to achieve. For some slow learners, like myself, it might take years. But in the end everyone can learn to be upright and leave your chronic back pain behind.

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